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ERIC Number: ED261983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Hidden Curriculum of Student Teacher Evaluation.
Parsons, Jim; Beauchamp, Larry
Rather than being neutral, teacher education is grounded in a set a values that are culturally defined and politically transmitted. These values, and their political significance in terms of power and control issues, go far toward defining the educational experience that students and teachers, both in the schools and in universities, have. Educators are generally not conscious of the values that are embedded in the curriculum of teacher education. Our investigation suggests that the student teaching evaluation form used at the University of Alberta is technical, code (rather than meaning) centered, and focusses upon knowledge and value transmission rather than on a broader sense of education. The form embodies a set of ideological beliefs that impacts students, teachers, and the school community. Student teaching evaluation forms, although they legitimate particular educational "truths," do so quietly. They remain unexamined, partly because those directly involved in the student teaching experience fail to see the experience in anything more than the narrowest sense of practical. Our purpose is to examine one student teaching evaluation form thoroughly and critically to expose its theoretical and ideological agenda. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A