ERIC Number: ED063273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Competency-Based Teacher Education: A Scenario.
Weber, Wilford A.; Cooper, James M.
This fictitious scenario embodies all the characteristics and dimensions for a fully developed competency-based teacher education program envisioned by the authors. A single program and its implications for students, faculty, and the institution are presented. Specific areas of the program covered 1) a fundamental description of the competency based teacher education program; 2) objectives of the program; 3) advantages and disadvantages of the program, i.e., personalization, student responsibility, flexibility, choice, and atomization; 4) faculty responsibility; 5) teaching centers concerning pre- and in-service programs, internship; 6) program evaluation; 7) certification and grading; and 8) background leading to the development of this competency based teacher education program. Certain assumptions about solutions to problems that are currently viewed as important weaknesses in performance-based teacher education are based on the authors' judgment. (MJM)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Innovation, Performance Criteria, Performance Specifications, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
American Assoc. of Colleges for Teacher Education, 1 Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00; quantity discount)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.