ERIC Number: ED403245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching.
The framework for teaching described in this book is based on PRAXIS III: Classroom Performance Assessments criteria developed by the Educational Testing Service. This framework identifies those aspects of a teacher's responsibilities that have been documented through empirical studies and theoretical research as promoting improved student learning. These responsibilities seek to define what teachers should know and be able to do in the exercise of their profession. In this framework, the complex activity of teaching is divided into 22 components clustered into four domains: planning and preparation, classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities. This framework of professional practice is designed to meet the needs of novice teachers concerned with day-to-day survival, experienced teachers wanting to improve their effectiveness and help their colleagues do so as well, and highly accomplished teachers wanting to move toward advanced certification and serve as a resource to less-experienced colleagues. Evaluation criteria are provided for each domain and its components; instead of rating specific behaviors, these criteria refer to a set of commonalities that reflect or support actions. (Contains 80 references.) (JLS)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Noninstructional Responsibility, Performance Based Assessment, Planning, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Teaching (Occupation)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, VA 22314-1453 (ASCD Stock No. 196074, $16.95 members; $19.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Praxis Series