ERIC Number: ED200753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Adult Competency-Based Curriculum Model for a State Department of Corrections.
Hayball, Keith W.
This paper focuses on planning, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of a competency-based curriculum that could be a model or guide for state correctional systems. Chapter 1 addresses the need for strong educational leadership to effect change in the curriculum of a prison system. Chapter 2 contains background and problem statement; chapter 3 provides definitions of terms. The discussion of planning in chapter 4 covers planning and advisory committees, determining competencies needed, designing a framework and philosophy, preparing a plan of action, planning for evaluation, developing a reporting system, and planning and designing a followup system. Chapter 5 concerns the two principal parts of the development process--staff training and development and curriculum development. The focus of chapter 6 is implementation, including staff training and development at the institutional level, student assessment, implementation of instruction, and followup. Chapter 7 briefly discusses learner assessment. Chapter 8 outlines by level and function major monitoring functions and suggested responsibilities. In chapter 9 three major evaluation components are outlined: program evaluation (formative), folowup study of parolee success (external evaluation), and summative evaluation. Evaluation activities are suggested. Following a summary (chapter 10), chapter 11 describes competency-based curriculum development in the California Department of Corrections. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competency Based Education, Correctional Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Planning, Formative Evaluation, Models, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Staff Development, State Agencies, Statewide Planning, Summative Evaluation
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California; Monitoring
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13, 1981).