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ERIC Number: ED132124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Competency-Based Teacher Education Approach to Individualize Instruction in Human Growth and Learning.
Robards, Shirley N.
Data in this study was gathered to determine which, if either, strategy of teacher education was more effective--conventional teaching methods or modules based on competency based teacher education theory. In addition, the study attempted to determine preservice teacher attitudes toward competency based teacher education (CBTE). The method used involved three groups of preservice teachers (two control and one experimental) a pretest, instructional sequences (with CBTE methods being the independent variable), and a posttest. Analysis of the data indicates that the control group, utilizing conventional teaching strategies, had a significantly higher level of achievement than the experimental group. Additional data from the student opinion survey indicate the following learning activities in the competency based approach were considered beneficial by the participants: seminars, resource people, field experiences, and class tutors. Generally, students found the competency based approach more enjoyable and rewarding, yet more time consuming. In view of the literature, the research, and the trends in education, the competency based approach represents no panacea, but it is a viable alternative for the future. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Research paper submitted for Association of Teacher Educators Research Award, 1975-76