ERIC Number: ED114955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Administrator Preparation Programs: Problems in Evaluating Competence.
Kelley, Edgar A.
Judgments about competence are always relative, tentative, and situation-specific. An effective competency-based program for preparation of school administrators must base judgments about competency development on the same sources that will judge on-the-job administrative competency. The four most common instructional orientations to administrator preparation--traditional, academic, phenomenological, and performance-based--share an implicit assumption that competence can be judged by limited criteria and audiences. Regardless of philosophical orientation, the most common judge of administrator preparation is a single professor. This audience has little or no importance in judging the competence of the practitioner. Most existing programs that have been labeled performance-based education (PBE) or competency-based education (CBE) are examples of PBE. CBE may be best defined as a way of thinking about program planning. PBE is, by contrast, an instructional approach. To realize the promise of CBE demands the use of assessment criteria that involve judgments by multiple audiences. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (Bozeman, Montana, August 17-22, 1975)