ERIC Number: ED065657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-31
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Implementation of a Competency-Based Teacher Education Program. Final Report, Volume I.
The purpose of this project was to help implement the change from traditional instructional programs in teacher education at Jackson State College, Mississippi, to programs which are competency-based, starting with the faculty and interns of Jackson State College-Hinds County Teacher Corps Program. From July 1970 through July 1971, 36 interns (black liberal arts graduates), assigned to three school systems in the County, were given eight courses in early childhood education as well as six hours of internship, which will count toward a master's degree; the eight courses were converted to competency-based instruction to extents varying from 50 to 100 percent. When students were requested to evaluate the program, they reacted positively toward competency-based instruction; the majority felt that they were under less pressure, would achieve more, and would receive higher grades. Faculty members also reacted positively and expressed a willingness to use the method in their own classes; but that the traditional grading system would need to be changed to a pass-fail system. All of the faculty members felt that the end-product of such a system better prepared teachers, was worth the effort to overcome such problems as do exist. The initial recommendation was to involve the total teacher education faculty in an effort to implement further competency-based instruction within the Jackson State College education program. (Author/RJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State College, Jackson. Div. of Education and Technical Studies.
Identifiers: Jackson State College MS; Mississippi