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ERIC Number: EJ935025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Preparing a Professional Teaching Portfolio for an Art Teaching Position
Buffington, Melanie L.
Art Education, v64 n3 p11-17 May 2011
Today's applicants for art teaching positions are expected to have a professional portfolio showing examples of their students' works as well as their own. Preparing these portfolios is a common part of teacher education programs and can be excellent preparation for a job interview. Additionally, teachers who are looking into changing positions will need to prepare a professional portfolio and this process may help them reflect on their practice too. The habits required for creating a professional teaching portfolio--including documenting classroom practices, reflecting on these practices, and organizing this content--are habits that can enhance teaching practice throughout a career. To better understand the expectations of professional portfolios in the field of art education, the author conducted a survey of art curriculum supervisors who are members of the Supervision and Administration Division of the National Art Education Association to learn about how they use portfolios in the hiring process. Of the 469 members of the Supervision and Administration Division, she received 93 responses to the survey. In this article, the author shares some suggestions based on the data from the survey and offers advice to job applicants regarding the creation of a professional teaching portfolio. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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