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ERIC Number: ED100866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 11
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A Brief Summary of Competency-Based Teacher Education.
Arends, Robert L.
In a competency-based teacher education (CBTE) program the competencies to be acquired by the prospective teacher and the assessment criteria for those competencies are made explicit, and the prospective teacher is held accountable for meeting those criteria. Specified competencies should be those understandings, skills, behaviors, and attitudes which facilitate the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth of children. In comparison with conventional programs, CBTE seems to offer many advantages: (a) a specific criterion level is established, and persons seeking certification must display competence at the acceptance level before certification; (b) program focus is on goals or exit characteristics rather than on means; and (c) a competency-based program is performance rather than time based. A CBTE program is based on defined instructional and expressive objectives. Instructional objectives call for demonstration of specific competency and include conditions and criteria for its demonstration, while expressive objectives call for the student to experience a specific event with specification of the outcome. CBTE lends itself to a systematic model of instruction, and many programs use the instructional module which consists of statement of objectives, prerequisites, pre- and postassessment procedures, instructional activities, and remediation activities. (A 12-item bibliography is included.) (HMD)
Publication Type: Books
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