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ERIC Number: ED112068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-7
Pages: 22
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Competency-Based Vocational Teacher Education.
Andreyka, Robert E.; Blank, Bill
The trend toward competency-based vocational teacher education (CBVTE) is related to other significant trends: the movement toward certification by skills demonstration, the emergence of Teacher Centers, and the increasing emphasis on inservice education. CBVTE focuses on teaching competencies, expecting trainees to possess the technical or occupational skills which comprise their subject matter; it identifies teaching competencies, provides learning activities which focus on their mastery, and assesses them in real teaching situations. It is individual-, performance-, and field-based, rather than group-, content-, and classroom-based. Florida's universities and State Department of Education (vo-tech division) are exploring CBVTE; Florida State University's (FSU) research and development project, the advanced testing of 300 CBVTE modules (which were based on exhaustive task analyses and developed in all vocational subjects in a lengthy cooperative venture at Ohio State University) has taken place on and off campus with preservice and inservice teachers. A wide variety of learning activities and feedback devices are used in the modules. Trainees practice competencies in a simulation and then in a classroom. Problems have included gaining commitment from individual faculty members and hesitant trainees. Statewide testing of the Ohio modules is being considered, and FSU plans an exemplary CBVTE program. (Author/AJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Florida