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ERIC Number: ED027281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jan-31
Pages: 148
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An Investigation of Observer-Judge Ratings of Teacher Competence. Final Report.
Brown, Bob Burton
Demonstrating and testing Conant's recommendation that teacher competence should determine certification, this four-phase study from 1964-68 developed and field-tested procedures for evaluating teacher competence and for determining how evaluation is affected by the beliefs of student teachers and observer-judges. Following the Phase I orientation of observer-judges and evaluation of rating instruments and procedures, 539 observer-judges from colleges, public schools, and State Departments of Public Instruction rated 407 student teachers' clinical classroom performances over a one-year period (Phase II) with Teacher's Classroom Behavior instruments. Prior to rating, students and observer-judges took three Study of Beliefs tests. Phase II data was statistically analyzed and compared with data from Phase III in which 100 Phase II subjects, then first-year teachers, and 100 experienced teachers were evaluated. Data analysis in Phase IV revealed: predictable interrelationships among teacher beliefs, teacher competence, observer descriptions, and observer-judge beliefs; belief gaps between colleges of education and public schools; and theory-practice discrepancies in teachers and observer-judges. Recommendations for use of these findings in teacher evaluation programs are made. (LP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville.