ERIC Number: ED313372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
A Performance Evaluation of College Students' Teaching Strategies To Enhance the Literacy of Children.
Moore, Blaine H.; Harris, Bruce R.
This project was designed to help college teachers determine and enhance the teaching competence of their students in methods and practicum courses. Traditionally competence has been determined through the use of objective or essay tests. Cognitive knowledge of students may be determined in this manner but the student's ability to apply that knowledge is not adequately measured. The main purpose of this study was to assist the faculty in developing performance tests to measure and enhance their students' ability to teach reading and language arts. The way chosen to assist the professors was to develop prototype performance evaluation instruments to be used in a pilot study, and then report the issues involved with using the instruments. Specifically, the project consisted of three major tasks: (1) conduct a literature review of performance tests used in evaluating student teachers; (2) develop prototype performance tests and strategies to be used in helping college teachers develop performance instruments for their classes; and (3) a discussion of the issues and concerns that arise when implementing performance tests in the on-campus classroom. The discussion includes an analysis of the dynamics of peer evaluation. The evaluation instruments are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the California Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, November 1988).