ERIC Number: ED434884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Capturing the Wisdom of Practice. Professional Portfolios for Educators.
Martin-Kniep, Giselle O.
This book explains what professional portfolios consist of, who their audiences are, why teachers and administrators should use them, and how they are structured. Using excerpts from actual portfolios, the book illustrates how to select a range of artifacts that will lead portfolio developers to evaluate and improve their work. It also discusses the use of portfolios for key purposes: learning, curriculum development and assessment, research, and staff development. Chapter 1 explains what portfolios are, the contexts in which they are used, and how they are structured. It also examines a three-part simulation process used to start teachers and administrators thinking about portfolios, then presents specific experiences from working with educators and portfolios. Chapter 2 examines portfolios for teachers. Chapter 3 discusses portfolios for school administrators. Chapters 4-6 focus on four types of portfolios: teacher/administrator-as-learner, teacher-as-curriculum-and-assessment-developer, teacher/administrator-as-researcher, and teacher/administrator-as-professional developer. Chapter 7 contains starting points and practical strategies for developing and using portfolios. The eight appendixes present sample portfolio information from various school districts and rubrics for developing the four types of portfolios. (SM)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrators, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Portfolios (Background Materials), Teacher Evaluation, Teachers
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.