ERIC Number: ED174800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Competency-Based Vocational Education: Implications for Vocational Teacher Educators.
Hillison, John; Finch, Curtis
This report presents four presentations made at a workshop which was held in Richmond, Virginia, to assist teacher educators to better prepare vocational teachers for competency-based instruction. The first presentation, "The Promise of Competency-Based Vocational Education," summarizes the contemporary curricular movement toward competency-based vocational education (CBVE). In addition, it describes CBVE as focusing on five key areas: (1) the nature of competencies, (2) criteria used to assess competencies, (3) ways that student competence is assessed, (4) student progress through the program, and (5) the program's instructional intent. The second presentation, "Preparing Vocational Teachers to Cope with Competency-Based Instruction," focuses on teacher education's role in training teachers to cope with CBVE. The third presentation, "Implementing CBVE at the Local Level," describes a local school district's efforts to implement CBVE in Minnesota. The final presentation, "CBVE in Virginia," describes the CBVE implementation strategy being used in Virginia. It describes the roles of teacher education institutes, local school divisions, and vocational service areas. Virginia standards for competency-based education programs are listed. (A suggested framework for a CBVE course is appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.