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ERIC Number: ED085378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 35
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A Cybernetic Approach to Continuous Program Re-Conceptualization in Teacher Education Through Graduate Assessment.
Fairmont State Coll., WV.
Recognizing the necessity for procuring substantive data (rather than merely professional opinion) upon which to base meaningful and relevant changes in teacher education, Fairmont State College designed and carried out a graduate assessment program in 1971 referred to as the Graduate Assessment Record. The Graduate Assessment Record, as initially conceived and practiced, features a cybernetic approach to continuous program reconceptualization through an assessment of the graduate's performance in his initial year of teaching. This assessment, while relatively simple and inexpensive, produce concrete quantitative and qualitative data from the graduate and his immediate supervisor that, when treated statistically, provides baseline data on the graduate's performance in planning, instruction, evaluation, classroom management, and human relations during his initial year of teaching. These assessment data provide the background against which all proposed program changes are analyzed in terms of performance consequences and program continuity. (Author/JA)
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Authoring Institution: Fairmont State Coll., WV.