ERIC Number: ED083228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: 0
How Educators of Teachers of Science Evaluate Biology Teachers.
This study attempted the following: a) to establish the criteria that judges used in the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award Program to evaluate biology teachers, b) to identify their various occupations, c) to establish whether or not criteria were valued significantly differently, and d) to determine if occupational status of judges is significantly related to such ratings. Regarding evaluation of biology teachers, it is possible to say that touchstones do exist which are significant for competent judges. Also, concerns for evaluator bias are real worries, for various judges do value specific criteria differently, and professors of science education and college biologists differ somewhat in how they value specific criteria. (Results of the evaluation of data are included in the text.) (Author/JA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Development.
Note: Paper presented at the AETS Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the National Science Teachers Association, Norfolk, Virginia, November 1973