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ERIC Number: EJ971652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1941-5257
The Team Portfolio: A Support and Evaluation Tool? Findings from a Teacher Professional Development Programme in Germany
Friedrich, Anja; Ostermeier, Christian; Diercks, Uta; Krebs, Imke; Stadler, Matthias
Professional Development in Education, v38 n3 p377-394 2012
The study reported in this article draws upon data collected for the programme "Increasing the Efficiency of Mathematics and Science instruction" (SINUS-Transfer), a professional development project in Germany. This programme's approach requires teachers to improve their teaching in a cooperative manner and with regard to pedagogical problem areas in classrooms. A customized portfolio concept was developed to address the portfolio method as a means of supporting and evaluating teacher professional development. The teachers' acceptance of the method is considered to be the central prerequisite for successful use of the portfolio; therefore, the main question investigated in this paper is how teachers assess the portfolio. Results of latent-class analyses show that acceptance of the portfolio differs widely for different groups of teachers. The study provides indicators on requirements that have to be met in order to effectively use the portfolio as a tool for evaluation. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany