ERIC Number: ED186110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Evaluation in Early Childhood Education: Application of a Model.
Ayers, Jerry B.
This paper presents a summary description of the Tennessee Technological University Teacher Evaluation Model and of its application to teachers in early childhood education. The model was developed to assess the graduates of teacher education programs at Tennessee Technological University. The evaluation is based on information from four sources: graduates of the teacher education program, their supervisors (principals), their students, and independent observers. Types of data collected include self-ratings of teacher ability, ratings of the level of achievement of objectives of the teacher education program, demographic information, grade averages, courses completed, standardized test scores, measures of personality, ratings of teacher competence by principals and by students, and direct classroom observation. Results are presented for the application of the model to 115 graduates who were teaching in grades K-3 (of these, 85 graduates had completed the B.S. and 30 had completed the M.A. degree). Older individuals with more teaching experience and formal education were more open-minded in their beliefs, were rated higher by their principals and by their students, and were rated higher by independent observers of classroom behavior. (SS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Tennessee Technological University
Note: Paper presented at the International Congress on Early Childhood Education (Tel Aviv, Israel, January 6-10, 1980).