ERIC Number: ED118553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Competency-Based Improvement of Instruction Program in Teacher Education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Kitchens, James D.
The Division of Teacher Education and Psychology at Southwestern Oklahoma State University has developed a unique approach to the task ofimproving teacher education. The uniqueness of the approach lies in (1) the attempt to revise an on-going program without additional funding, personnel, and released time; (2) the use of the basic tenents of competency or performance based teacher education (C/PBTE) as guidelines while retaining those more traditional practices which are considered successful instead of replacing the existing program; (3) the development of a set of competencies out of existing practice and revising these to conform to a desired teacher model rather than beginning with a particular teacher model; (4) the establishment of a system of assessment and evaluation based on an explicit set of competencies encompassing all of the student's learning experiences; and (5) the use of the expertise of local personnel to perform consultative services. (A table comparing traditional education to competency based education and an outline of the program are included) (Author/CD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Oklahoma State Univ., Weatherford.