Link to the University of Pittsburgh Homepage
Link to the University Library System Homepage Link to the Contact Us Form

Beyond the Mandates of Pennsylvania Chapter 354: Supervising, Evaluating and Qualifying Urban Pre-Service Teachers with a Focus on Elementary Literacy Instruction

Scheffler, Patricia S. (2006) Beyond the Mandates of Pennsylvania Chapter 354: Supervising, Evaluating and Qualifying Urban Pre-Service Teachers with a Focus on Elementary Literacy Instruction. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

Primary Text

Download (1MB) | Preview


BEYOND THE MANDATES OF PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER 354: SUPERVISING, EVALUATING, AND QUALIFYING URBAN PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS WITH A FOCUS ON ELEMENTARY LITERACY INSTRUCTION Patricia S. Scheffler, Ed.D.University of Pittsburgh, 2006This research was conducted using a case study analysis of four Elementary Education pre-service teachers. The participants were placed in urban school settings, and represented two graduate-level certification programs. All four of the participants were required, by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), to be evaluated for certification, according to the PDE 430 checklist. This research was grounded in Danielson's Framework for Professional Practice (1996) and measured against the Pennsylvania Department of Education or PDE 430 form. Three specific teacher behaviors were analyzed. They included student centered planning, student engagement, and reflective practice. As the University Supervisor of the participants, I used ethnographic methods to determine the extent to which they demonstrated these best practices. As a result of a review of related research and an analysis of data generated, I concluded that pre-service teachers in the study implemented these best practices at below or at basic levels when assessed within a constructivist framework while they earned scores above basic levels when state and local measures were used.


Social Networking:
Share |


Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Scheffler, Patricia S.pss10@pitt.eduPSS10
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairGorman, Charlesgorman@pitt.eduGORMAN
Committee MemberPatterson,
Committee MemberSeckinger, Richardrsecking@pitt.eduRSECKING
Committee MemberBiggs, Shirleybiggs@pitt.eduBIGGS
Date: 28 September 2006
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 28 June 2006
Approval Date: 28 September 2006
Submission Date: 30 June 2006
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Degree: EdD - Doctor of Education
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: literacy; pre-service teachers; state mandates; urban
Other ID:, etd-06302006-120932
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:49
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:45


Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item