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ERIC Number: EJ929636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1027
A Talent Development Approach to Assessing Pre-Service Performance in Early Childhood Teacher Education
Benner, Susan M.; Hatch, J. Amos
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v25 n1 p29-37 2004
A team of early childhood teacher education faculty developed the 3-D talent development model of teacher education, blending theory and research from many sources. These sources include research on talent development, nonuniversal development, and roles of teachers and their professional growth. The faculty integrated constructs from these sources into a program rooted in principles of social constructivism. Using the 3-D model, the faculty team identified their task as taking students of teaching through the phases of "discovery", "discipline", and "divergence". Assessments that we developed needed to correspond to this conceptual framework, moving us away from traditional types of student assessment. In this article we offer a synopsis of the talent development model; review five of the approaches to student assessment we use, including alternative assessment activities, "Employmee" feedback forms, electronic portfolios, state teacher evaluation frameworks, and action research projects; and articulate the linkages between our approach to assessment and the talent development model of teacher education. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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