As a means of documenting teacher growth and development, Primer to Developing a Successful Pre-Service Teacher Portfolio serves as an invitation to the portfolio world, for pre-service teachers. Authors James Takona and Roberta Wilburn provide a foundational understanding of the principles and practice of developing and using a portfolio in teacher education. The text reflects current theories and beliefs about learning and assessment amidst a dramatic change in the approach to preparing teachers and gauging their professional growth and development. It will allow prospective teachers to gain new perspectives on assessment, and when integrated with performance standards, serve as benchmarks to professional growth and development.
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About the Author
James P. Takona has a Ph.D. from Loyola University of Chicago. He is Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Media, and Chair of the Division of Education, LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis, Tennessee. Roberta J. Wilburn has a Ph.D. from George Washington University. She is Associate Professor and Director of Early Childhood Education, Division of Education, LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis, Tennessee.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction: Orientation; Reform Movement; Teacher Quality and Assessment; Summary of Key Points Chapter 3 Evolution of Assessment: Retrospective and Prospective: Orientation; Tracing Assessment Practices; Events Impacting Assessment; Era of Standards; How are We Doing?; Summary of Key Points Chapter 4 Setting Learning Expectations: Orientation; Keeping your Fours; Emergence of Standards; Mission Statement; Role of Standards; Summary of Key Points Chapter 5 Assessment in Teacher Education Programs: Orientation; Is this Going to be in the Test?; Terminologies and Concepts; Importance of Assessment; Shift from Traditional Assessment Procedures; Purpose of Assessment; What is Performance Assessment?; What Chapter 6 Purpose of Pre-service Teacher Portfolios: Orientation; Defining a Portfolio; Why a Pre-service Teacher Portfolio; Today's Classroom Environments; Pre-service Teachers as Assessors; Taking Responsibility of Learning; Partnership in Assessment; Self- Chapter 7 Conceptualizing Professional Development and Growth: Orientation; Concept of Competence and Attainment; Gauging Competence and Attainment; Process of Self-Assessment; Summary of Key Points Chapter 8 Stages in Developing an Exemplary Portfolio: Orientation; Whose Work is it Anyway? Portfolio Development Cycle (PDC); Who is Out there to Help?; Summary of Key Points Chapter 9 Content of a Portfolio: Orientation; Attestation Documents; Evidence Documentation; Checklist of Content; Summary of Key Points Chapter 10 Portfolio Template: Orientation Chapter 11 Evaluation of the Pre-Service Teacher Portfolio: Orientation; Proof of Purchase- Where is It?; How Will it be Evaluated?; System of Grading; Summary of Key Points Chapter 12 An Effective Pre-Service Teacher Portfolio: Orientation; Shaping and Organizing Strategies; How Will You Know When You Got it?; What Color are the Stripes; When you Really Have to Work on It; Celebrate Completion; Summary of Key Points Chapter 13 Appendices Chapter 14 Glossary of Terms Chapter 15 Bibliography Chapter 16 About the Author