ERIC Number: ED446084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-2
Meaningful Evaluation of Teachers and Teacher Education Programs. Position Paper.
This paper discusses a design methodology that would allow schools and colleges to identify the salient and tangible practices and processes that they will use to define their programs, explaining how to make a powerful technology of evaluation part of the design. The paper emphasizes the need to bring greater clarity to the core competencies and expected outcomes of programs in order to make evaluation purposeful. Five key steps are presented, using examples derived from a longitudinal school reform project: (1) establish the pedagogical and curricular core competency of the school or teacher education program; (2) build a curriculum model around the core competencies; (3) support the model with organizational design, building those structures that support the growth of faculty with the core competency; (4) use technology to enable reform by translating the essential elements of the reforms into practical tools that teachers, students, and parents can use; and (5) employ principles of effective practice to connect the teaching and learning processes. (Contains 5 figures and 18 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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