Assessing education program learning outcomes

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dc.contributor.author Bahous, Rima
dc.contributor.author Nabhani, Mona
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-04T12:58:46Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-04T12:58:46Z
dc.date.copyright 2011
dc.date.issued 2015-11-04
dc.identifier.issn 1874-8597 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2435
dc.description.abstract Teacher education programs help teachers gain knowledge and skills, develop ‘new’ attitudes, and impact their beliefs about teaching, thereby favorably affecting teaching outcomes. In the absence of national standards and formal studies in Lebanon of existing teacher preparation programs, findings of this study could greatly contribute to needed research in the field and inform policy makers. This study examines a pre-service education program at a private university in Lebanon for the purpose of assessing the program’s learning outcomes. Qualitative data were collected from questionnaires, pre and post surveys, and reflective journals focusing on perceptions of an effective teacher before and after training to detect any development from 50 student–teachers enrolled in the senior practicum classes during the scholastic year when the study was conducted. Fifteen student journals were examined for their reflections on principles, facts and techniques acquired, changes in behavior after training, and the relation of learned theory to work field in light of what they had experienced during their 180 h of fieldwork and seminars at the university. Results were then compared to the program’s stated learning outcomes to assess whether they were achieved. Findings indicated that training positively affects student–teachers, but still more rigorous steps should be taken to ensure that all learning outcomes are met. Implications for program training improvement and recommendations for future research are made. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Assessing education program learning outcomes en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 197902770 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198129610 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Education en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability en_US
dc.journal.volume 23 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 21-39 en_US
dc.keywords Program assessment en_US
dc.keywords Learning outcomes en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Higher education en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11092-010-9112-0
dc.identifier.ctation Bahous, R., & Nabhani, M. (2011). Assessing education program learning outcomes. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 23(1), 21-39. en_US
dc.author.email rbahous@lau.edu.lb
dc.author.email mnabhani@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11092-010-9112-0

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