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ERIC Number: ED270396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Contrasting Two Approaches to Developing Teacher Education Programs and Evaluating Student Teachers.
Newport, John F.
Two approaches to teacher education program development and student teacher evaluation are contrasted, the "expert" approach and the "consensus-responding" approach. The expert approach focuses on what is believed to be the best or "right way" to teach. This approach specifies teaching skills that faculty members (experts) believe describe appropriate teacher performance. A program is developed and implemented that is intended to enable trainees to perform these skills. Following student teaching, trainees are rated on how well their performance on the prescribed set of teaching skills matched their supervisors' concept of "ideal" performance. The consensus-responding approach to program development and student evaluation is based on the belief that all individuals involved in the program are constantly searching for more appropriate teaching skills, and modifying the concept of appropriate teacher performance. A master list of approximately 75 to 100 teaching skills appropriate to a variety of teaching styles is used, and student teachers are evaluated on their use of specific skills appropriate to their prefered teaching styles. This paper presents an analysis of each of these approaches and discusses the strengths and problem areas of each. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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