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ERIC Number: ED166866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Applied Uses of Observation Instruments in Teacher Education. Final Report.
Lynch, William W.
Guidelines for the use of observation instruments in pre-and in-service teachers of the handicapped are provided. It is explained that guidelines have been developed according to the following five principles: (1) the observation instrument must be relevant (including empirical, normative, and interpretative relevance); (2) methods of gathering observation data should be feasible and cost-effective (including collection, storage, and retrieval of the information); (3) observation data should be reliable (including both accuracy and dependability); (4) observation data should be valid according to three criteria - context, process, and outcome; and (5) observation data should be planned so as to provide maximum impact (which is the ultimate test of classroom observation methods). A checklist with questions to assess the instrument according to the five principles is included. (Author/PHR)
Indiana University, Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped, School of Education, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped.