ERIC Number: ED454169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-2
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National Standards, State Goals, and the University's Vision Align To Provide a Framework for the Pre-Service Teacher Portfolio.
Trube, M. Barbara; Madden, Paul M.
This paper presents the preservice teacher portfolio as a multidimensional tool, addressing three dimensions of the portfolio based on data compiled within one university's teacher preparation program. It recommends the preservice teacher portfolio as a viable tool for assessing preservice teachers' capacity (knowledge, skills, dispositions, and sense of self) and ability to make connections among national standards, state goals, and university vision. Data come from anecdotal notes recorded during observations of students as they developed such portfolios; informal questionnaires and faculty and student surveys addressing the portfolio as a multidimensional tool; and informal faculty interviews about stages of development they observe as teacher candidates progress toward the university's goal of preparing learner centered, inquiring professionals prepared to positively impact all students. Examples from the university's early childhood licensure program are presented. Overall, this teacher preparation program uses portfolios in supporting the capacity building process identified in stages and benchmarks. Throughout the stages, the university supports teacher candidates' increasing capacities to meet the needs of all students through attention to the moral dimension of teaching, the power of technology, the complexity of diversity, and the importance of global and international connections. (Contains 16 bibliographic references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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