ERIC Number: ED132151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness and Teacher Education. IIEP Seminar Paper No. 5.
Gage, N. L.
Three topics are considered in this examination of the evaluation of teacher education and teacher effectiveness. Discussed first are the objectives of projects in the area of teaching. These objectives fall into four main categories: (1) increasing teacher effectiveness in general and unspecified ways; (2) increasing the knowledge and skills of teachers; (3) improving instructional practices of teachers; and (4) improving the effectiveness of teachers as indicated by the achievement of their pupils. Discussed next are the five components of teacher education programs: (1) the general education of teachers; (2) the teacher's education in the knowledge of the subject he is going to teach; (3) the foundations of education--social, psychological, philosophical, and historical; (4) the theory of curriculum and instruction in the teacher's field; and (5) the technical skills of teaching. Finally, the research basis for the evaluation of both teacher education and teacher effectiveness is examined, and distinctions are made between the two. In evaluating teacher education, one seeks to determine whether a kind of teacher education procedure (courses of various kinds, microteaching, student teaching, role playing, film viewing, etc.) affects the kind of teacher behaviors or characteristics identified as objectives of the teacher education program. In evaluating teacher effectiveness, one studies the relationships between the teacher's behavior and characteristics and the resulting student behaviors and characteristics. (MM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Evaluation Criteria, Program Evaluation, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Programs, Teaching Skills
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Note: Paper presented at the International Institute for Educational Planning Seminar on "The evaluation of the qualitative aspects of education" (October 4, 1974)