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ERIC Number: EJ1179379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0260-7476
A Measurement of Student Teachers' Parent-Teacher Communication Competences: The Design of a Video-Based Instrument
De Coninck, Karen; Valcke, Martin; Vanderlinde, Ruben
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, v44 n3 p333-352 2018
This study reports on the design of a video-based instrument to assess student teachers' parent-teacher communication competences (PTCC) in a reliable and valid way. PTCC refer to the competences needed to communicate successfully with parents during conversations such as parent-teacher conferences. Taking into account both conceptual and methodological challenges regarding the measurement of competences, several methodological steps were followed to design a video-based instrument focusing on the assessment of student teachers' perception, interpretation and decision-making skills (PID skills) regarding parent-teacher communication: designing video vignettes presenting realistic job situations regarding parent-teacher communication; developing instructions to elicit student teachers' PID skills; designing a coding scheme to analyse student teachers' responses; and implementing the instrument (n = 269) to test and refine it. This ultimately resulted in an instrument consisting of (1) three video vignettes, (2) a series of open-ended questions eliciting student teachers' PID skills, and (3) three coding schemes to develop a perception score, an interpretation score and a decision-making score for PTCC. The (4) implementation of the instrument confirmed that this innovative video-based tool might be a promising approach to assess student teachers' PTCC. To conclude, the quality and contribution of the measurement instrument and the implications for further research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium
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