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ERIC Number: ED104822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-30
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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The Confirmability of PBTE.
Manusov, Joseph
This paper concerns itself with the question, What are the proof conditions of performance-based teacher education (PBTE)? It argues that it is logically impossible to "prove" PBTE programs are effective, and that research data may not be necessary to support the effectiveness claim. PBTE teaching institutions might consider less empirical research necessary in the area of teacher effectiveness and give thought to accepting (a) the logical possibility of the PBTE effectiveness claim, and/or (b) the physical possibility or confirmation claim. The teaching institution could legitimately claim that its students have mastered particular competencies and that it is, therefore, logically possible that they are using these behaviors in the classroom. This could be confirmed by observing those teachers while teaching, and could be confirmed again without structured research or testing, whether or not the institutions are teaching such behaviors. (Author/PB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., April 1975)