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ERIC Number: ED289839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Assessment of Performance in Teaching of Student Teachers.
Freeze, Chester R.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to gather information on the strengths and needs of student teachers as measured by the Assessment of Performance in Teaching (APT) Instrument. Participants in the study were 194 student teachers, 19 university supervisors, 194 supervisory teachers, and 80 principals. During the semester three scheduled observations of student teacher modal demonstrations were carried out by trained observers using APT measures, and their ratings were compared to corresponding self-observations prepared by the observed student teachers using the same measures. The APT Instrument is divided into five performance dimensions: (1) planning activities; (2) fulfilling instructional responsibilities; (3) using professional classroom management techniques; (4) communicating acceptably; and (5) demonstrating a positive attitude toward students and learning. Each performance dimension was measured by eight to eleven observation statements. Ratings by both the trained and student observers in this study indicated that participants were competent in the five basic performance dimensions. In light of recent studies suggesting the need for better discipline, improved planning, and greater knowledge of subject matter, the study supported definite improvement in the basic preparation of student teachers. Written communication was the single most-missed performance dimension reported by observers and student teachers. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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