ERIC Number: ED104869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-13
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British Teacher Centres and New York's Experience with Competency-Based Teacher Education.
Nyquist, Ewald B.
Teacher Centers began less than ten years ago in England. The English Teacher Centers are governed by the teachers themselves and are financially supported by the local educational authority. The various centers have two functions in common: (a) curriculum development; and (b) inservice education. In the United States, there are at least 4,500 programs listed as competency based, yet the procedures now used to accredit teacher education programs do not provide data on program quality, especially as it relates to the capabilities of students completing the program. The move towards Competency Based Teacher Education (CBTE) in New York has been in response to criticism of the area's master's programs and teacher education courses. As accreditation procedures are improved, the focus for determining a program's potential will center on (a) competencies and attitudes that the student should demonstrate at the completion of the program, (b) evidence that they have been achieved, and (c) contributions made to the teacher education program by the university, school district and the teachers. Serious study has been given in New York State to CBTE, especially through twelve trial projects which were initiated in 1971. These projects deemphasized education courses and concentrated attention on the prospective teacher's ability to bring about predictable accomplishment on the part of students. (JS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: New York; United Kingdom (Great Britain)