ERIC Number: ED103368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jan-24
Reference Count: 0
Preventing a Second Orthodoxy: A Formative Evaluation of a Competency-Based Teacher Education Program.
Glick, I. David; And Others
During the past year and a half, the University of Toledo has developed a competency-based model for teacher education, the basic elements of which are (a) the explicit statement of performance objectives, (b) one or more sets of instructional procedures specifically designed for attainment of each objective, and (c) criterion-referenced evaluation procedures to assess student performance with respect to stated objectives. Due to concern over criticism of the CBTE program, the secondary education faculty completed a retreat to critically evaluate their experiences in implementing the program. This evaluation exposed gaps in the program. Some of these can be identified as a weak affective component, inadequate staff utilization, a need for greater branching within the program (i.e., individualized instruction), and a lack of "Gestalt" as perceived by students. In addition, the support system needs reexamination to determine whether the program has been corrupted by the delivery system developed and implemented by the faculty; objectives need to be reassessed for integrity and then tested empirically. The retreat also resulted in suggestions of areas which the original conceptual scheme might have neglected, and a number of potential research questions to aid in further evaluation. (The preliminary retreat agenda is included.) (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH. Coll. of Education.