ERIC Number: ED109378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Competency-Based Instruction for Vocational Teachers: Current Status and Future Prospects.
Finch, Curtis R.; Hamilton, James B.
The performance of teachers is generally assumed to be a function of the quality of their own preparation. Unfortunately, traditional methods and procedures may not permit teacher educators to attain the level of effectiveness to which they aspire. One of the alternatives to traditional practices is competency-based teacher education (CBTE). The five elements that appear to distinguish CBTE from other programs relate to: student competencies; criteria for assessing competencies; assessment of the student's competency; the student's rate of progress; and the intention of the instructional program. CBTE appears to be under strong consideration by a number of States and their respective colleges and universities; however, vocational teacher educators are somewhat slower than other groups with regard to setting up CBTE programs. Current indications are that a number of vocational teacher education institutions are designing and implementing CBTE programs. In plotting the future prospects for CBTE, the following areas seem to surface as being of primary import: idealistic versus realistic goals, certification, program, and long range impact. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the Southern Agricultural Education Conference (Williamsburg, Virginia, March, 1975); For related documents, see CE 004 210 and CE 004 131