ERIC Number: ED240127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Mapping a Program for Teacher Examinations.
Smith, B. Othanel
A plan is proposed for the revision of the National Teacher Examinations. The plan is based on measuring what is taught in teacher education curricula. Preservice pedagogical education consists of two types of studies: academic pedagogy and clinical pedagogy. Academic pedagogy consists of concepts and principles pertaining to the making of policies and programs and to legal and ethical questions. Achievement in academic pedagogy can be tested at any level of Bloom's taxonomy. Between academic pedagogy and clinical pedagogy is a component of teacher education that centers in curriculum study and evaluation, the teachable object on which instruction focuses and for which students are held accountable. Clinical studies are those which involve the student in observation and performance of classroom work. Tests of teacher competence should cover both academic and clinical pedagogy. Items at the first two levels of Bloom's taxonomy can be used to test the student's understanding of terms, concepts, and principles used in professional communication. Items above the second level can be designed to test the student's ability to perform in the classroom and school. (BW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Blooms Taxonomy; National Teacher Examinations
Note: Legibility problems due to faint print on some pages. Prepared for the Policy Council of the National Teacher Examinations.