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ERIC Number: EJ865141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0261-9768
Comparative Study of the Evaluation of Professional Competencies by Experienced and Trainee Spanish Primary Teachers
De Juanas Oliva, A.; Fernandez Lozano, P.; Martin del Pozo, R.; Gonzales Ballesteros, M.; Pesquero Franco, E.; Sanchez Martin, E.
European Journal of Teacher Education, v32 n4 p437-454 Nov 2009
Taking as reference the proposals of the European Higher Education Area, the aim of this study is to identify the competencies which a wide sample of teachers in Spanish primary schools (6-12 age group) consider to be important for their professional performance and which they use in their everyday teaching, and to what extent their university training prepared them for their practising professional development. To do this, an ad hoc instrument was devised and applied to experienced practising teachers and to teacher trainees who were on teacher training placements during the last semester of their course. The results of the study show that initial teacher training should deal in depth with the competencies related to the organisation and management of teaching-learning, the use of new technologies in the primary classroom, the involvement of the families, education in values, social skills and skills for working in professional groups. Finally, proposals are made for training based on the articulation between theory and practice, to allow the professional competencies mentioned to be developed and used in practice, as well as encouraging close collaboration between teacher trainers and experienced practising teachers. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain