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ERIC Number: EJ1013958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions about Ethical Practices in Student Evaluation
Bergman, Daniel J.
Issues in Teacher Education, v22 n1 p29-48 Spr 2013
This paper focuses on what constitutes ethical-based practices in assessment and student evaluation. Pre-service teachers in education foundations classes responded to a survey in which they marked whether they perceived that the actions of an educator in evaluation scenario were ethical or unethical. Respondents had high agreement on the ethicality of 53% of the scenarios and had high disagreement on 17% of the scenarios. In a separate analysis, the results of chi-square tests that compared the responses of elementary and middle/secondary program pre-service teachers found significantly different responses on the ethicality of 17% of the scenarios. A higher percentage of elementary pre-service teachers deemed a scenario as ethical than did pre-service teachers in the middle/secondary group. The survey instrument served as both a data collection tool and a catalyst for learning about and teaching ethicality. The findings suggest the need for teacher preparation programs to explicitly address ethical conduct with pre-service teachers, including the provision of ongoing discussion and reflection throughout and beyond the programs. (Contains 2 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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