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ERIC Number: ED092537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Pages: 32
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Implementing Competency Based Teacher Education.
Johnson, Charles E.
This document is a speech on the problems and issues involved in implementing a competency-based teacher education program as they were experienced at the University of Georgia. The author details the two initial phases of implementation which began in 1968: (a) individualizing the existing professional subject matter program for preservice preparation and extending the period of field experiences and (b) identifying teacher competencies. The author feels that many problems were experienced because of a failure to establish a common conceptual understanding of the term "competency." The author distinguishes between "technical teaching competencies," which are skill-like competencies essential to professional performance, and "professional teaching competencies," which are complex professional behaviors that no two people ever perform the same. The author adds, however, that he and his colleagues place "personal attributes" ahead of teaching competencies. The author discusses the present organization for instruction at the University of Georgia and other practical concerns during implementation, including modules, grading, and governance. (JA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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