ERIC Number: ED100811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Three Views of Competency-Based Teacher Education: II University of Houston. CBTE Applying Systems Theory to Program Design. Fastback 49.
Houston, W. Robert; Jones, Howard L.
An overview of the competency-based teacher education (CBTE) program at the University of Houston is provided through a "walking tour" of its facilities and a presentation of the program rationale and design. Part 1 presents sketches of brief scenes in the college of education and an elementary school where students complete their field experiences. Part 2 consists of the rationale and design of the program, which is based on five assumptions, namely, that (a) the teacher is a liberally educated person with a broad background in his teaching field; (b) the teacher reflects in his actions that he is a student of human behavior; (c) the teacher makes decisions on a rational basis; (d) the teacher employs a wide variety of appropriate communication and instructional strategies; and (e) the teacher exhibits behavior that reflects professionalism. The 16 major areas of competency generated from these assumptions are described. The CBTE program at Houston is wrestling with the problem of evaluating attainment of competency, but it is indicated that assessment does occur in the normal course of instruction. (HMD)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Design, Program Development, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Skills
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Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: For related documents, see SP 008 714 and 716