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ERIC Number: ED122872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Time as the Variable, Achievement as the Constant: Competency-Based Instruction in the Community College. "Horizons Issues" Monograph Series.
Roueche, John E.; And Others
Competency-based instruction provides the mechanism necessary to implement the democratic and humanitarian philosophies espoused by community colleges. This document discusses the need for competency-based instruction, identifies instructional methods, and provides insights into the curricular ends of this type of instruction. An instructional methodology for competency-based instruction is presented in a five-phase model involving: (1) analysis of course requirements; (2) development of objectives; (3) preparation of instruction; (4) presentation of instruction; (5) evaluation and validation. These five phases are dynamically linked by feedback. Next, procedures for deciding what competencies ought to be acquired are identified. Finally, five advantages of competency-based instruction are discussed, including: (1) humanism; (2) developing student personhood; (3) accomodating the adult learner; (4) providing equality of educational opportunity; and (5) providing educational accountability. (NHM)
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N. W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Books
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Council of Universities and Colleges.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.