ERIC Number: ED341657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
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How Principals Rate 90-91 Beginning Teachers.
Drummond, Robert J.
The purpose of the study described in this paper was to investigate how principals rated the competencies of beginning teachers in Florida who had graduated from the University of North Florida. The 1990-1991 study complies with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education standard calling for teacher training institutions to maintain relationships with graduates from its professional education programs, including follow-up studies and assistance to beginning professionals. The principals were asked: (1) to provide suggestions on how the university could assist in helping beginning teachers; and (2) to provide suggestions on how the preservice program could be improved. Data were gathered through the use of surveys. The principals rated the generic competencies of beginning teachers and listed strengths and weaknesses. Results are discussed and questions raised as to how the evaluative feedback could be used. Overall, beginning teachers were rated positively; the major weakness identified was classroom management and control. Appendixes include selected survey questions and responses with respect to: strengths and weaknesses of beginning teachers; ways in which universities can become more involved with the school system; and suggestions for improving preservice teacher education. Two tables provide frequency distribution of the principals' ratings and rating of beginning teacher competencies over time. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers: Florida; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Educ