ERIC Number: ED421461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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With Portfolio in Hand. Validating the New Teacher Professionalism.
Lyons, Nona, Ed.
This book suggests that portfolios can become a new kind of credential of competent and effective teachers. The book includes 5 parts with 16 chapters. Part 1, "Prologue," offers: (1) "Portfolio Possibilities: Validating a New Teacher Professionalism" (Nona Lyons) and (2) "Teacher Portfolios: A Theoretical Activity" (Lee Shulman). Part 2, "Emerging Portfolio Practices: A Sampler," includes (3) "Creating a Portfolio Culture" (Dennie Wolf); (4) "Mentoring Portfolio Development" (Helen Freidus); (5) "Learning from Looking" (Steve Seidel); (6) "Reflections on the Use of Teams to Support the Portfolio Process" (Carol Lynn Davis and Ellen Honan); and (7) "Constructing Narratives for Understanding: Using Portfolio Interviews To Scaffold Teacher Reflection" (Nona Lyons). Part 3, "The Tensions: Portfolios for Professional Development or for Assessment?", offers: (8) "Portfolios in Teacher Education: Technical or Transformational?" (Jon Snyder, Ann Lippincott, and Doug Bower); (9) "Experienced Teachers Construct Teaching Portfolios: A Culture of Compliance vs. a Culture of Professional Development" (Lee Teitel, Maria Ricci, and Jacqueline Coogan); (10) "The Portfolio Question: The Power of Self-Directed Inquiry" (Grace E. Grant and Tracy A. Huebner); and (11) "A Post-Tenure Review Portfolio: A Collaborative Venture" (Larry Cuban). Part 4, "Judging and Validating Portfolio Evidence: Warranting a New Vision of Teacher Professionalism", includes: (12) "Anatomy of a Portfolio Assessment System: Using Multiple Sources of Evidence for Credentialing and Professional Development" (Walter H. Kimball and Susie Hanley); (13) "Rethinking Validity for the Assessment of Teaching" (Pamela A. Moss); (14) "When the State Mandates Portfolios: The Vermont Experience" (Richard H. Dollase), and (15) "The Case of the Missing Portfolio Entry: The Moral and Ethical Dimensions of Teaching" (Gloria Ladson-Billings). Part 5, "Epilogue," includes: (16) "Portfolios and Their Consequences: Developing as a Reflective Practitioner" (Nona Lyons). (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Personal Narratives, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teachers
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Identifiers - Location: Vermont