ERIC Number: ED377241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
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Student-Led Portfolio Conferences.
Paulson, F. Leon; Paulson, Pearl R.
In at least one Oregon school system, student-led conferences have begun to replace traditional report cards. When conferences are well done, parents believe they have learned more about their child's learning and progress than they would through a traditional report card. There is an important additional benefit in that students can rise to the occasion and take charge of their own learning in important ways. A successful student-led conference is the culmination of careful planning and preparation that involves explaining the concept to teachers, students, and parents. The experience of the Touchstone Learning Center in Lake Oswego (Oregon) illustrates the successful use of student-led conferences at the kindergarten level, with student groups rotating through stations demonstrating activities and materials. Experiences of other Oregon schools demonstrate that the conferences are not difficult to manage, and that they have beneficial motivational impact on students, who are eager to present their portfolios to parents and to other interested people. Appendixes present an organizing chart and a description of portfolio activities for seventh graders. (Contains 7 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon