ERIC Number: ED126967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
A Pilot Project to Generate Critical Analyses of Problems and Processes in Operational Strategies and Components Essential to College-Wide Competency-Based Curricula. Final Report.
Laws, Ruth M.; English, Joseph L.
This study was designed to determine the feasibility of developing competency-based curricula for the Human Services Technology program at the Wilmington Campus of Delaware Technical and Community College. Eighty entering students were given a battery of tests designed to measure (1) personality, (2) attitudes, perceptions, and motivations as they relate to ability to obtain and maintain a job, and (3) socioeconomic status. Complete task and job analyses were conducted to define the occupational requirements for three kinds of human services technicians, and videotapes of persons actually performing those jobs were produced. Staff members and students viewed the tapes and developed a list of behaviors which constituted competencies in the tasks of interviewing and counseling. A checklist was developed to record teacher evaluations of each listed competency. Those students who could not master the required skills were directed to an individualized competency-based program designed to provide them with a prescription based on individual learning style and other diagnostic factors. The authors conclude that any competency-based curriculum at a comprehensive community college must stress the affective, as well as the cognitive and psychomotor, domains of human behavior. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Comprehensive and Vocational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: Delaware Technical and Community Coll., Dover.