ERIC Number: ED280846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr-24
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Competencies Demonstrated by Student Teachers and First Year Teachers: Tabular Illustrations and a Ranking of the Mean Values.
Stolworthy, Reed L.
This follow-up study of potential first-year teachers involved 32 undergraduates certified to teach by Washburn University (Kansas) during the fall semester of 1984, and 42 undergraduates during the spring of 1985. The data obtained from the first-year teachers were compared to their previous self-evaluation as student teachers. Cooperating teachers, university supervisors, and principals of the first-year teachers also evaluated the participants. The evaluation instrument consisted of 25 competencies in the areas of professional, instructional, and interpersonal effectivenss, rated by respondents on a Likert-type scale. At the end of student teaching the student teachers, cooperating teacher, and university supervisor completed their respective evaluations. In addition, after one year, the student teacher (now a first-year teacher), and the principal of the first-year teacher completed the appropriate instrument. Comparisons were made of responses by the student teachers and, subsequently, the beginning teachers after the first year of teaching. All data are illustrated on tables and charts. Conclusions based on the data are discussed in a section that lists each of the 25 competencies and the rating of each group of respondents on each. Copies of all the evaluation instruments for both student teachers and beginning teachers are included in the appendices. (JD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Followup Studies, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Principals, Program Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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