ERIC Number: ED117889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Competency Based and Noncompetency Based Personnel Preparation Programs in Special Education.
Roulhac, Vicki Scriven; Bullock, Lyndal M.
Examined in a national survey of 258 special education teacher training programs in colleges and universities were program components of federally funded competency based (DBTE) programs and federally funded noncompetency based (NCBTE) programs. Department chairpersons answered mailed questionnaires specific for either a CBTE a NCBTE program. Findings included the following: More than 60 percent of chairpersons indicated that they administered categorical CBTE or NCBTE programs. The majority of students in both the CBTE and the NCBTE programs were in the bachelor's level programs. More students were enrolled in the area of mental retardation than any other category. The majority of CBTE programs were begun as a result of either federal funds or legislative mandates. The essential program components as listed by department chairpersons were similar for both CBTE and NCBTE programs. Most CBTE programs had developed printed nonpublished instructional packages, whereas, most NCBTE programs had not developed such materials. The most frequently mentioned strongest program components for the CBTE programs were learning packets, individual study, and practicum; while practicum was listed as the strongest program component for NCBTE programs. Further research is recommended in such areas as delineation of the essential components relevant to CBTE. (DB)
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