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ERIC Number: EJ876896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1040-2454
School Administrators' Perceptions of the Use of Electronic Portfolios in K-8 Teacher Hiring
Painter, Suzanne; Wetzel, Keith
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, v22 n1 p23-29 Fall 2005
This study analyzed the responses of K-8 human resource directors and principals to teacher education students' electronic portfolios used for hiring. From the focus groups several themes emerged. First, because the principals do not have much time to examine portfolios of any kind, the ideal electronic portfolio would include only a few clearly organized, relevant, and concise elements. Two artifacts may make the hiring portfolio more compelling: evidence of K-8 student achievement as a result of the applicant's teaching and a video clip of the applicant engaging children in learning. Principals found the video clips helpful in distinguishing among the candidates, but noted that a poor video could eliminate the applicant. The extent to which teacher education faculty should assist students in construction of artifacts was discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Grade 8
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A