ERIC Number: ED234211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Competency in Teaching. A Review of Competency and Performance Based Staff Development. A Staff Development Publication.
Tuxworth, Eric N.
In this report, the author reviews the actual and potential use of competence and performance based teacher education (C/PBTE) in regard to further education in England. He describes the concept of further education, reviews existing practices, and makes a number of suggestions for future action. The author first outlines the development and use of this individualized modular system in the United States and then analyzes the arguments for and against such a behaviorist approach to teacher skills. He claims that while much work is needed in adapting this system to the English system, experience elsewhere indicates the C/PBTE removes "some of the mystique and institutional restrictions which surround teacher education." The author notes that the development of these modules in the United States required an investment of $2 million and says that not all of the 100 modules available are relevant to the United Kingdom. He suggests, however, that various bodies, including the further education establishment, could valuably support developmental work based on the modular approach. (Two appendixes to the report describe the tentative approaches that have been made in the United Kingdom in this field, while other appendixes describe modules that are available and how they are used.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competence, Competency Based Teacher Education, Continuing Education, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Modules, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educator Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Curriculum Review and Development Unit, London (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom