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ERIC Number: ED378138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul-12
Pages: 20
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An Evaluation Approach for the Development of Preservice Teachers.
Shannon, David M.
This paper provides an overview of a teacher evaluation system designed to improve the education of preservice teachers at Auburn University (Alabama) by promoting self-assessment, reflection, and professional growth. The system uses a portfolio approach which includes a simulation exercise in pedagogical decision making. The portfolio contains five required college-wide components, as well as program-specific components and supplemental components determined by individual students. The five college-wide components include a professional resume, self-evaluation, most successful lesson plan, least successful lesson plan, and student evaluation instrument. The simulation exercise uses the Simulation of Interactive Decision-Making, in which problem situations are offered along with three or more suggested responses and the student evaluates the appropriateness of each response. The paper reviews methods traditionally used in teacher evaluation; issues a call for alternatives such as portfolios and simulation exercises; discusses issues in establishing and implementing a portfolio-based system, including the perspectives of interns, university supervisors, and educational employers on theoretical and practical concerns; discusses revisions made to the portfolio process to further integrate it within the teacher education curriculum; and provides an overview of the development and revision of the simulation component. (Contains 51 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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