ERIC Number: ED104669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
A New Dimension in Selecting Science Teachers.
Nelson, Miles A.
This work addresses itself to improving the process of teacher selection by providing more information about teaching ability. The study reported was undertaken to determine the effects of incorporating into the educational placement credentials a set of materials relating to a science teacher's classroom performance. In the report, past research is examined for clues to credential usefulness and improvement. A detailed description of the new credential is provided, as well as the results of an evaluative study to determine its effectiveness. Economical, technical, legal, and ethical issues relating to the new credential were examined in the study but not reported in this paper. Related research is presented showing various types of selection processes and how unrelated most are to actual teaching performance. To determine the usefulness and effectiveness of each part of the credential package, seven separate prototype credentials were developed. Examples are presented as well as a description of the evaluation process. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (48th, Los Angeles, California, March 1975)