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ERIC Number: ED440957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Portfolio Use in the Reading Practicum.
Webre, Elizabeth
As teacher educators lead preservice teachers into 21st-century classrooms, they must employ models that take into account standards and accountability and employ assessment techniques that assure both the teacher educator and the potential teacher that the performance required and exhibited in field experiences is related to the real world classroom and is at an acceptable level of performance. The use of portfolios in reading practicums is a useful medium for substantiating teaching experiences and level of performance. This paper describes the preservice elementary reading program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which includes a reading methods course and a reading practicum that are taken concurrently. The paper also describes first-time portfolio use in the reading practicum; documentation of field experiences in the reading practicum; a means of self-evaluation for preservice teachers; a means of self-reflection for preservice teachers; and an opportunity for improved performance-based assessment for the supervisor of the field experience. Evaluation forms from the courses are included. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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