ERIC Number: ED212361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Identification of Critical Behaviors for the Child Development Associate, Competency Areas II, IV and VI, Based on a Comprehensive Model of Competence for the Brevard Community College Training Program.
Geier, Suzanne S.
Behavioral criteria for (1) determining child development associate (CDA) trainee competency, (2) awarding college credit, and (3) designing individualized learning programs in CDA competency areas 2, 4, and 6 are provided in this report of an applied research project. Designed to interrelate CDA and Cooperative Assessment of Experiential Learning (CAEL) evaluation orientations, the behavioral criteria adopted are organized in terms of three levels of competency (knowledge, application, evaluation) in three skills areas (informational, interpersonal, psychomotor). The lists of criteria are included in appended material. The major portion of the report consists of five chapters that present background information on Project Head Start and the CDA program; review literature relevant to CDA training and assessment; the CAEL program, and competency-based education; describe procedures and outcomes of the project; and provide discussions of issues, implications and recommendations. Additional related material is provided in appendices. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers: CDA; CDA Competency 2; CDA Competency 4; CDA Competency 6; Child Development Associate; Cooperative Assessment of Experiential Learning
Note: For related document, see PS 012 619. A companion major applied research project presented to Nova University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education.