ERIC Number: ED244935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Teaching Performance as Measured through Observation of Student Teachers and Experienced Teachers.
Dickson, George E.; And Others
The performance of 20 experienced elementary and secondary school teachers was measured and compared with similar data collected about 336 student teachers at the University of Toledo (Ohio). The two observation inventories used were the Classroom Observations Keyed for Effectiveness Research (COKER) and the Teacher Performance Assessment Instruments (TPAI). Scores were obtained on 49 competencies identified as important in teacher education and teaching. Preliminary analysis indicated different results from the two observation instruments, which provides insight into differences between the two instruments. Other results included: (1) Student teachers had higher means on those competencies involving behaviors required of them; (2) Student teachers tended to score higher on competencies that can be "technically" demonstrated; and (3) Experienced teachers scored higher on competencies involving behaviors that come with time and experience. (CJB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Toledo OH
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).