ERIC Number: ED099355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
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AACTE Leadership Training Institute on Performance-Based Teacher Education.
Vail, Robert B.
This speech on performance-based teacher education centers on slaying the following sacred cow: the belief that it is impossible to evaluate the performance of teachers objectively and effectively. The historical reasons for electing performance-based teacher education as a means of teacher evaluation are described. The speech lists assumptions used in the formulation of new regulations adopted by the Vermont State Board of Education. These assumptions include the beliefs that teacher education is a continuous process from early preparation until retirement, that the individual teacher must be actively involved in determining the criteria by which he or she will be evaluated and by whom, and that colleges and school districts must share the responsibility for teacher education. The speech describes Vermont's new certification procedures, which include the following components: (a) initial certification--graduates of state-approved teacher education programs who have demonstrated identified basic competencies for beginning teachers and who are recommended for certification by their college; (b) certification renewal--recommendation of teachers who have demonstrated the competencies identified; (c) inservice training programs with authorized local certification privileges; and (d) individualized self-evaluation programs at the local level. (JA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vermont