ERIC Number: ED061179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Competency-Based Education Development Project. Final Report.
Lougheed, Jacqueline I.
This study investigated a competency-based project for instructing teacher corps interns. The specific goals for the project were to develop and use competency-based instructional materials. The specific objectives were a) to bring about role changes for faculty, b) to change from course structure to instructional modules and varied learning environments, c) to develop a competency-based curriculum with stated objectives and performance criteria, d) to provide for greater interdisciplinary involvement in teacher education programs and, e) to create more effective prototypic evaluation schema. Interns were asked to respond at three times during their training comparing ideal competency-based programs with traditional programs. In each case the ideal competency-based program was rated much higher. Twice the interns were asked to rate the Oakland University Programs and both times they gave high ratings. Staff members in the Oakland University Teacher Corps Project were asked to review the program's ability to achieve the goals of the project. The response was favorable in every situation. The study attests to the value of competency-based instruction. Appendixes include a response form and an observation sheet used during the study. Also provided is a prospectus for a modular program to present literature to children. (MJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI.