ERIC Number: ED065475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Performance Objectives for Student Teaching. A Guide for Planning and Evaluation.
Merritt, Daniel L.
This paper presents a guide for the planning and evaluation of student teachers' performance based on performance objectives. According to the author performance objectives are written sets of behaviors that the student may perform in order to demonstrate achievement. A minimal pattern of performance objectives should be mandated for all student teachers. Research suggests a hierarchy of ten levels of role behavior engaged in by student teachers. The students progress from inner directed to outer directed activities. Students vary in their degree of proficiency at the onset of student teaching thus prohibiting structured time periods. Performance objectives and the ten classifications of behavior enable the student to analyze the whole role of the teacher and decide where his university classroom experiences fit. These objectives help to orient the student teacher to the role of teachers, enable him to interpret the behavior he observes, and help him to act in response to his observations. Performance objectives also serve as a planning guide for supervising teachers enabling them to help the student see the total picture of the teacher's role. Student teachers, supervising teachers, and university supervisors may use performance objectives to improve communication, plan activities, perceive behavior, and assess performance. Ten checklists of performance objectives and an appendix with a weekly behavioral objective report are included. (MJM)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Elementary Education Dept.
Note: Paper presented at the Metropolitan Teacher Evaluation Center Meeting, Indianapolis