ERIC Number: ED214260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Critical Factors for Implementing Competency-Based Education.
Ridley, Dennis R.; Farrar, Steve M.
A shortened version of a more complete research report, this paper presents a study that attempted to identify factors important for the successful implementation of competency based education. First, literature on program implementation was reviewed and factors important to successful implementation were identified, such as administrative support, past experience of the school and of individual teachers, resources available, lines of authority, and respect for teachers' professional integrity. These factors were incorporated in a survey of vocational teachers in New York State participating in the state's competency-based vocational education program. Surveys completed by 284 teachers (60 percent of the sample) identified factors critical for successful program implementation: administrator support, practicality for classroom use, resource availability, teachers' perception of needs, teacher orientation and training, and encouragement of teacher autonomy and initiative. The findings are intended to provide guidelines that program implementors may utilize in their planning processes. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).