Evaluating Teachers Of Music Performance Groups / Edition 2

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Evaluating Teachers of Music Performance Groups provides a practical approach to evaluating teachers of music performance groups that can be used by supervisors, educators, and students. An effective evaluation system must define the teaching task and provide supervisors with the knowledge and skills to use the system. Part One of the book presents the basic documents for defining the teaching task. These include an evaluation calendar, an effective teacher profile, and five sample job descriptions. Part Two provides a review of the evaluation process with an emphasis on analyzing and evaluating music instruction. Included are sample forms for the different steps of the process, and a discussion of topics such as clinical supervision, setting goals and objectives, recording information during observations, the diagnostic/prescriptive process, and plans for assistance. The forms provided can be enlarged and copied for use by the purchaser. Those with supervisory responsibilities—both experienced and inexperienced—will find practical ideas and useful procedures readily adaptable to their professional needs. The materials presented may also serve as a resource for college subjects such as administration and supervision of school music and for courses in which undergraduates visit public school music classrooms to observe and analyze instruction.

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Editorial Reviews

Education Review
Doerksen's handbook provides a detailed road map for raising the district's standard of music performance.
Bill Larson
A timely update!
Dr. Dee Hansen
Dr. Doerksen's guide is an invaluable resource for administrators and music supervisors. The practical suggestions and specific procedures directed to the teachers of musical performance will be gratefully welcomed by school districts and university settings.
Frank Heuser
This update offers a straightforward approach to the evaluation of music ensemble instructors. Doerksen provides a system and suggests criteria that will help future and practicing educators assess their own teaching and gives administrators the tools necessary to conduct meaningful reviews of faculty working with performing ensembles. It is good to have this back in print.
Karl Raschkes
Very valuable and very practical. I've been using this evaluation system for quite some time. It's been highly successful in stimulating the progress of good and average teachers. It's the most practical guide to music teacher evaluation that exists and the best one that I am aware of.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578864416
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 102
  • Product dimensions: 0.24 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David P. Doerksen is a retired chair of music education at the University of Oregon School of Music. He has taught instrumental and vocal music from elementary through the university levels, and was supervisor of music for the Salem, Oregon school district for nine years.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Part One: Basic Documents Chapter 3 Overview of the Evaluation Plan Chapter 4 Evaluative Criteria Chapter 5 Standards Chapter 6 Job Descriptions Part 7 Part Two: The Evaluation Process Chapter 8 General Considerations Chapter 9 The Goal-Setting Conference Chapter 10 The Pre-Observation Conference Chapter 11 The Observation Chapter 12 Analyzing Instruction Chapter 13 The Post-Observation Conference Chapter 14 Plans of Assistance Chapter 15 A Final Word

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