ERIC Number: ED121712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Evidence on the Effectiveness of Competency Based Teacher Education Programs.
Roth, Robert A.
This report is a collection of research information on competency based teacher education (CBTE) programs. The methods of collecting data consisted of two surveys sent to teacher education institutions and an ERIC search using a variety of descriptors. In total, information was obtained relating to 56 institutions and 65 programs from 66 different studies. Three means of determining program effectiveness were selected and used as categories to classify the information: (1) pupil growth data, (2) capability of the program to provide trainees with the competencies identified, and (3) program reactions. In the pupil growth category nine studies were reported from eight different institutions. Seven of these studies were positive, and two found both positive and "no difference" results. Only one program provided data that could be considered a long term growth study. Eight studies were conducted which were classified as short term growth studies. There were 32 studies in which the attainment of competencies was assessed. Twenty-two found positive results, three found both positive and "no difference" results, two had "no difference" results only, and four had no conclusion. Forty-five reports were found to have information concerning reactions and/or feedback on programs. Thirty nine had generally positive feedback, four had mostly mixed reactions, and two were mostly negative. The study makes the general conclusion that CBTE type programs that are carefully planned, thoroughly developed, revised based on feedback, and have faculty support, have a high degree of success. (DT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Teacher Preparation and Professional Development Services.