ERIC Number: ED382597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Portfolio Development for Preservice Teachers. Fastback 379.
Nettles, Diane Hood; Petrick, Pamela Bondi
This pamphlet describes the process of beginning to use portfolios in an elementary teacher training program. It defines the concept of portfolios and provides a rationale for their use in teacher education programs. Portfolios are suggested for use in preservice teacher education in three ways: to evaluate the preservice teacher education program, to enhance and document active student learning, and to provide students with a personal marketing tool after graduation. The pamphlet describes the portfolio process, including the six steps involved in adopting portfolios for documenting professional growth in a teacher education program: adopt a philosophy statement; decide on outcomes that reflect the teacher education program; determine the purposes for using portfolios; select specific types of artifacts that students will include; decide a process for implementing portfolios; and write a manual to serve as a guide for faculty and students. The pamphlet concludes that the portfolio development process has energized faculty to continue their best efforts in facilitating the professional growth of future teachers. (JDD)
Descriptors: Education Majors, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Portfolio Assessment, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Development, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education Programs
Phi Delta Kappa, 408 N. Union, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.