ERIC Number: ED218456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Illinois CBAE Project: A Voluntary Alternative for Implementing Competency-Based Adult Education.
Conti, Gary J.; Giles, Wayne E.
Designed to develop competency-based adult education (CBAE) as an alternative adult education delivery system, the Illinois CBAE Project provided a series of three workshops and a consultation for 48 Illinois adult education practitioners. The workshops consisted of an awareness workshop, a module development workshop, and an evaluation and sharing workshop. During the workshops, participants designed competency-based modules for adults that were later implemented into local curriculums. The CBAE training project was judged to be highly successful for a variety of reasons, including the following: the voluntary nature of the project, the criterion-based selection process used to screen participants, support given to the project by local program administration, and a training model that allowed participants choices and allowed a period of time for reflection. While most people connected with the project were pleased with its outcomes, some commented on time pressures felt during the project, different levels of readiness among participants, and a discrepency over the definition and specificity of terms. Recommendations included calls for similar projects and reassessment of formulas for dispersing funds to encourage adult education programs to incorporate CBAE into their existing programs. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Competency Based Education, Fused Curriculum, High School Equivalency Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Modules, Material Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Staff Development, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Illinois; Illinois Competency Based Adult Education Project
Note: Paper presented at the United States Office of Education Invitational Workshop on Adult Competency Education (New Orleans, LA, February 22-24, 1978).