ERIC Number: ED223552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Measurement of Teacher Competence. Research and Evaluation in Teacher Education.
Dickson, George E.; Wiersma, William
This monograph contains a description of continued research efforts in measuring and evaluating preservice teacher competencies and effectiveness in the competency-based teacher education (CBTE) program at the University of Toledo (Ohio). Chapter 1 introduces the assessment rationale, and chapter 2 provides an overview of research literature on teacher effectiveness. Chapter 3 focuses on the identification of 49 teaching competencies and the methodology of classroom or teacher observation used at the University of Toledo. This chapter also includes a discussion of high and low inference observation and a description of the two measurement instruments: Classroom Observations Keyed for Effectiveness Research (COKER) and Teacher Performance Assessment Instruments (TPAI). Chapters 4 and 5 provide the results of two different types of data analysis--profile analysis and multivariate analysis of TPAI and COKER data. The final chapter presents conclusions, makes recommendations for further action, and outlines the uses of the data. (JD)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Competency Based Teacher Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH. Center for Educational Research and Services.