ERIC Number: ED290739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
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Team Evaluation of Student Teacher Communication Competencies through Videotape Review.
Backlund, Phil; Black, Don
This study gathered information on the communication skills of preservice teachers using a rating scale based on the Speech Communication Association's (SCA) newly developed list of Teacher Communication Competencies. The research focused on two questions: (1) Can raters from different backgrounds with different levels of training reliably use a rating scale based on the SCA skills? and (2) Which items on the scale discriminate most effectively among preservice teachers? Four raters, including a Director of Student Teaching, a Professional Supervisor, a communication education specialist, and a speech communication professor, reviewed 10 student teacher video-taped lessons. Analysis of the rater's evaluations indicated that the rating scale had potential for an acceptable level of inter-rater reliability, and had some power to discriminate between effective and ineffective commuication behavior in student teachers. Suggestions are made for improving the efficiency of rating scales in team evaluation of student teacher communication competencies. Copies of the rating scales are included in the report. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (San Diego, CA, February 13-17, 1988).