ERIC Number: ED343855
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Publication Date: 1992-Feb
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The Use of Portfolio Development in Graduate Programs.
Mathies, Bonnie; Uphoff, James K.
The Ohio Consortium for Portfolio Development was formed to further the use of portfolio development in student teacher evaluation. Central State University, a historically Black college, the University of Dayton, a private Catholic institution with a traditional teacher education program, and Wright State University, a commuter institution with many nontraditional undergraduate students, work together to develop differing approaches to using and evaluating portfolios in teacher education. Research shows that portfolio assessment allows students and teachers to be allies in the evaluation process. It identifies several factors in the development and use of portfolios: the process of developing a portfolio is as vital as the final product; levels of reflection are apparent; students indicate that the process helps them integrate their total teacher education program; employers from the elementary secondary sector find that reading a summary of the portfolio prior to interviews makes their use during the interviews much more effective; and the use of the portfolio process during a teacher's entry-year experience is beneficial. The paper describes the use of portfolios in three programs at Wright State University: the Educational Technology programs, the Supervision and Administration programs of the Department of Educational Leadership, and the International Literature for Children and Young People graduate program. (SM)
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