Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The purpose of this study was to examine a kindergarten, first and second grade teachers' familiarity and use of portfolios as well as their concerns about portfolio use. This information is important because it may affect how portfolios are implemented in these classrooms and the degree of success that teachers report in portfolio use. Information about teacher concerns and teacher familiarity and use of portfolios was collected through the use of a survey developed by Johns and VanLeirsburg (1991) and adapted for this study. The survey focused on familiarity and use of portfolios, contents of portfolios, and teacher concerns about portfolios. The relationships among the variables were analyzed using chi-square tests for independence. The results of this study indicated that there is a relationship between kindergarten, first and second grade teachers' extent of familiarity with portfolios and their portfolio use. There was also a relationship between kindergarten, first and second grade teachers' background in portfolio use through in-service sessions and their implementation of portfolios in their classrooms
Nick, Jayne E., "An Investigation of Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Teachers' Implementation of Portfolios" (1995). Student Work. 2320.