ERIC Number: ED174765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Competency-Based Adult Education. Proceedings of a National Invitational Workshop (Austin, Texas, June 20-22, 1978).
Kasworm, Carol E., Ed.; Lyle, Buddy L., Ed.
Selected contributions from a workshop on competency-based adult education (CBAE) are presented in this monograph. The articles define the current trends in the theory and practice of CBAE. The monograph consists of five major sections. Section 1, the overview, offers a historical frame of reference, examination of terminology and definitions, a discussion of the nature of practitioner involvement/concerns, and current issues in CBAE. The second section, on programmatic perspectives, features articles discussing current philosophy and development of CBAE programs in basic education, pre-GED (general educational development) and GED preparation, English as a second language, vocational education, and three models of competency-based high school diploma programs. Other sections of the monograph discuss a model for CBAE staff development, administrative issues in CBAE, an examination of the current status and issues surrounding research and assessment in competency-based education and perspectives regarding the present and future role of CBAE in adult literacy education. (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Conference Reports, Educational Administration, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Educational Trends, English (Second Language), Essays, High School Equivalency Programs, Literacy Education, Models, Opinions, Problems, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Public Continuing and Adult Education, Washington, DC.; Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Adult and Continuing Education.; Texas Univ., Austin.
Identifiers: Adult Performance Level