ERIC Number: ED317540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb-20
How Principals Rate Beginning Teachers.
Drummond, Robert J.
This study investigated how principals rated the competencies of University of North Florida (UNF) beginning teachers, had the principals identify weaknesses in the beginning teachers' preparation, and asked for suggestions for program improvement. The data were gathered through the use of surveys, interviews, and observations. The principals' ratings of the 27 generic competencies from 1986 to 1989 are reported. Suggestions for improvement of the UNF teacher education program were made on the following themes: (1) professional orientation and internship, (2) discipline and classroom management, (3) no suggestions/satisfaction with graduates, (4) content knowledge, (5) knowledge of exceptional students, (6) public school involvement in the preservice training, (7) screening, and (8) communication skills. The appendixes include the principals' verbatim comments on the strengths and weaknesses of their beginning teachers, suggestions on how UNF could improve its preservice training of teachers, and recommendations on ways for UNF to assist in working with beginning teachers. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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