ERIC Number: ED270589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Vocational Teachers. Research and Development Series No. 262.
Dubravcic, Elizabeth V.; And Others
This combination report and guide is intended to assist a broad audience of state and local educational administrators, teacher educators, and state policymakers. The first chapter of the guide examines (1) current views from the field regarding procedures for defining teacher effectiveness, teacher supply and demand, factors affecting teacher quantity and quality, and the changing demands on vocational education; and (2) strategies for improving teacher recruitment, selection, and certification. Provided in the next chapter are action agendas for state legislatures, state departments of education, and teacher preparation institutions to implement in their efforts to improve the effectiveness of vocational teachers and teaching. The third chapter of the guide describes and assesses the following teacher evaluation strategies: teacher competency testing, teacher interviews, student achievement, classroom observation, student rating of teachers, peer review, and self-evaluation. Appendixes to the report include lists of technical advisory panel members and site visit locations. References are provided at the conclusion of chapter 1 and following each of the evaluation sections of chapter 3. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Observation Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Competence, Educational Policy, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Interviews, Peer Evaluation, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), State Action, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (RD262--$8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.