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Developing a Professional Performance Evaluation System for Pre-Service Automobile Repair Vocational High School Teachers in Taiwan

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Department of Industrial Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei 106, Taiwan
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Department of Technology Management for Innovation, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8654, Japan
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Department of Information Management, National Defense University, Taipei 112, Taiwan
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Sustainability 2018, 10(10), 3537; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103537
Received: 25 August 2018 / Revised: 19 September 2018 / Accepted: 25 September 2018 / Published: 1 October 2018
Educational quality is one of the most important factors for having well-trained human resources that support the productivity, competitiveness, and economic growth of a nation. Teachers have always played dominant roles in ensuring education quality. Thus, teacher education is becoming ever more important. However, scholars have long warned about the ineffectiveness of teacher preparation. Indeed, a significant gap still exists between current pre-service teacher education and ideal training. Thus, a new professional performance evaluation system for pre-service teachers will be very helpful in resolving long-term public dissatisfaction with schools. To resolve this problem, developing a performance evaluation system that contains professional standards, performance evaluation criteria, and a precise performance evaluation mechanism is essential to guarantee the highest teacher quality in Taiwan. The authors designed a two-stage research effort for a professional performance evaluation system for Taiwanese pre-service teachers of automobile repair. In the first stage, the Delphi method is introduced to develop pre-service teachers’ professional standards and key evaluation criteria using two iterations of Delphi processes and 14 iterations of focus group meetings based on experts’ opinions. In the second stage, a professional performance evaluation and review mechanism for pre-service teachers is developed using focus group meetings to collect opinions from six vocational education experts. The final performance evaluation system will enhance the quality of pre-service teachers in vocational high schools and serve as a useful model for other countries and economies. View Full-Text
Keywords: vocational education; vocational high schools; pre-service teachers; teacher professional performance evaluation system; professional standards vocational education; vocational high schools; pre-service teachers; teacher professional performance evaluation system; professional standards
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Wu, M.-J.; Huang, C.-Y.; Kao, Y.-S.; Lue, Y.-F.; Chen, L.-C. Developing a Professional Performance Evaluation System for Pre-Service Automobile Repair Vocational High School Teachers in Taiwan. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3537. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103537

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Wu M-J, Huang C-Y, Kao Y-S, Lue Y-F, Chen L-C. Developing a Professional Performance Evaluation System for Pre-Service Automobile Repair Vocational High School Teachers in Taiwan. Sustainability. 2018; 10(10):3537. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103537

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Wu, Ming-Jenn, Chi-Yo Huang, Yu-Sheng Kao, Yeou-Feng Lue, and Liang-Chu Chen. 2018. "Developing a Professional Performance Evaluation System for Pre-Service Automobile Repair Vocational High School Teachers in Taiwan" Sustainability 10, no. 10: 3537. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103537

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