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ERIC Number: ED122872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
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)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Humanistic Education, Individualized Instruction, Models, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N. W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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.