Academic Scholarship

The Teacher  Work Sample: Vehicle for improving instruction and program

Action in Teacher Education, 29(1), 51- 60, April 2007

Photo Needed Roberta Devlin-Scherer, Ed.D.
Department of Educational Studies
James K. Daly & Greer Burroughs

In this study, through cross-categorical analysis, a selection of teacher work samples (TWS) in different subject fields, developed as a culminating program experience, are examined. The following questions are the focus of the study: Do preservice teachers use the TWS in meaningful ways to promote engagement and learning of all students in their classes? How does the TWS inform the practice of future teachers? Recommendations for program improvement based on the examination of candidate work are suggested.


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