ERIC Number: ED059986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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The Competency-Based Teacher Education Development Projects. Vols. I and II. Final Report.
Weber, Wilford A.
The purposes of the project were to facilitate, coordinate, describe, and evaluate the activities of seven fifth-cycle Teacher Corps programs as they developed and implemented--to the extent possible--competency-based teacher education programs utilizing the ten National Center for Educational Research and Development teacher education models as a resource. Consequently, the activities carried out by the project were intended to facilitate the goals of each of the seven programs by providing for greater communication among them, by coordinating resource utilization so as to maximize productivity, by relieving programs of certain evaluation responsibilities so that their resources might be directed toward instructional aspects, and by providing certain resources which otherwise might not have been available. An examination of program development efforts suggests that the processes involved were both complex and difficult. Lack of time and money appear to be chief among the many problems encountered. Despite those problems, progress seems to be rather substantial when viewed in the light of realistic expectations. Evidence suggests that interns felt much more positively toward competency-based teacher education, the competency-based aspects of their program, and their total program than they did toward more traditional approaches to teacher education. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. School of Education.