ERIC Number: ED163211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
CBVE: A Study to Measure Its Effectiveness in Kentucky. Final Report. Interim Period 1.
Vincent, Roger D.; Cobb, Robert A.
An interim study was conducted in Kentucky to determine the effectiveness of Competency Based Vocational Education (CBVE) and to compare its effectiveness to that of traditional teaching methodologies. Research surveys of those directly involved in the implementation of CBVE were used to ascertain if CBVE is meeting its self-stated goals. Approximately twenty-five percent of all high school and postsecondary educators and students (forty-five administrators, fifty-five teachers, and 745 students) participating in CBVE in Kentucky were questioned. Five aspects of the program were evaluated: instructional planning, student impact, instructional management, professional development, and programmatic aspects. To compare the effectiveness of CBVE and traditional methodologies, a cognitive skill test and classroom summary report (which incorporated a performance skill test) were administered to eleven classes in the areas of bank teller, secretary, and tractor mechanics. Based on the test scores and questionnaire responses, the following conclusions were reached: (1) CBVE was meeting the career needs of students, (2) CBVE students were progressing faster than students taught by traditional methods and learned a larger amount of subject matter, and (3) CBVE was inexpensive to implement in the schools' present facilities. Because these conclusions resulted from an interim, and therefore limited, study, they should be viewed within that context. (ELG)
Descriptors: Banking, Business Education, Cognitive Development, Comparative Analysis, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Mechanics (Process), Office Occupations Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Problems, Secondary Education, Secretaries, Skill Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green. Center for Career and Vocational Teacher Education.
Identifiers: Competency Based Vocational Education; Kentucky
Note: Not available in hard copy due to reproducibility problems