ERIC Number: ED343902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Preservice Teacher Portfolios and Professional Licensure: A Formative Report.
Nagel, Nancy G.; Engel, Joanne B.
The State of Oregon has recently developed teacher licensure standards which go beyond the mastery of knowledge and skills, extend into the area of pupil learning, and employ a portfolio or work sample to focus the attention of university and school district educators on whether the preservice teacher has demonstrated the ability to produce learning gains with pupils. This report highlights the utilization of portfolios (work samples) by examining current perceptions, reactions, and feedback from students, teachers, administrators, cooperating teachers, and teacher educators. A work sample consists of a series of related lessons of two to five weeks duration, which is part of the school curriculum where a preservice teacher is student teaching and contains the following elements: (1) goals for a unit of study; (2) instructional plans for each lesson; (3) information on pupils' knowldge and skills prior to instruction; (4) data on learning gains resulting from instruction; (5) interpretation and explanation of learning gains or lack thereof; and (6) a description of uses to be made of the findings on learning gains in planning further instruction and in reporting pupil progress. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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