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ERIC Number: ED405329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Teacher Education Field Experiences: Impact on Self-Esteem of Professional Year Program Interns via Electronic Portfolios.
Ryan, Charles W.; And Others
The College of Education and Human Services at Wright State University (Ohio) has been working since 1987 to develop and refine a portfolio assessment approach for use with candidates preparing for teaching as a profession. This paper documented efforts in authentic assessment as they related to PRAXIS III/Pathwise Assessment, which has been adopted by the Ohio State Department of Education. As part of this assessment approach, both print and electronic portfolios for use in assessing teacher proficiency have been developed. The portfolio provides a viable procedure for documenting professional activities by entry year teachers as it relates to elements of self-concept. The print or electronic portfolio permits the teacher to document a number of successful activities that relate to the process of teaching and provide feedback to the individual that his/her efforts are worthwhile and valued within the school. Experiences in working with students, administrative feedback, and peer and parental feedback are elements that can be documented in an authentic assessment process through the portfolio. The use of the portfolio permits documentation of increased professional competence in teaching and of personal growth that reflects a positive self-esteem, and recognition of rewards that accompany the profession of teaching. (Contains 34 references.) (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Praxis Series