ERIC Number: ED110444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Performance-Based Teacher Education: A 1975 Commentary. PBTE Series No. 19.
Drummond, William; And Others
The observation of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Committee on Performance Based Teacher Education (PBTE) on the state of the art of PBTE in 1975 are presented in this publication. The Committee states that PBTE may be defined as a process for improving the preparation and development of educational personnel. This process includes the following operations: (a) the basis for decision making about development and implementation is clearly defined, (b) outcomes for students and programs are specifically and operationally defined, (c) program design is congruent with both student and program outcomes, (d) student and program outcomes are evaluated periodically, and (e) operations within the process are revised and/or specifications are changed according to feedback from the evaluations. This report discusses the following three areas in which issues and problems in PBTE have been clearly enunciated; (a) the lack of an adequate knowledge base for designing teacher education programs, (b) the lack of procedures and instrumentation required to evaluate the performance of practitioners, and (c) the lack of sharing in decision making in educational development. The Committee also voices concern in this report over (a) the way in which PBTE is currently being viewed and implemented, (b) competencies, (c) instructional programs, (d) assessment and feedback (e) governance, (f) research, (g) program organization, (h) staff development, (i) initiation of PBTE programs, and (j) narrowness in the application of a performance based approach. (MK)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Competency Based Teacher Education, Decision Making, Educational Programs, Feedback, Governance, Performance Criteria, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, Staff Development, Teacher Education
Order Department, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 (6-50 copies, $0.60 ea., 51-100 copies, $0.55 ea., 100 or more copies, $0.50 ea.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.