ERIC Number: ED201526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Performance Assessment of Elementary School Science Teachers.
Merkle, Dale G.
A study assessed the competencies developed for the Teaching of Elementary Science course by observing recent graduates of the college as they taught science and by interviewing them concerning their science teaching. An instrument was developed for rating teacher behavior in each competency area. Observations were made by college and school district representatives. Two competency areas rated well below the others: (1) the utilization of secondary sources in teaching; and (2) the ability to select and plan activities of instruction that reflect the needs of the students, the developmental level of the students, the developmental level of the concept, and the materials and equipment available. Fifty percent of the graduates contacted did not wish to participate because of their lack of confidence in their science program or lack of science program, and their fear of being observed. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Science Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (54th, Grossinger's in the Catskills, Ellenville, NY, April 5-8, 1981).