ERIC Number: ED134568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: 0
CCBC Notebook. The Competency Based Curriculum.
McCleary, Floyd, Ed.; Brown, Tom, Ed.
CCBC Notebook, v6 n2 Feb 1977
This quarterly publication seeks to gather the most current speculation on competency based education, its philosophical basis, and problems involved in its effective implementation. This issue presents the thoughts of five educators in the field. Parsons examines the notion of competence and competency as educational objectives, stressing the concept of specificity in stating educational objectives. Too general a statement provides little in the way of guides for program construction, teaching methodology, or evaluation criteria. Too detailed an objective results in reductionism. Miller in his article examines an Arizona competency assessment project designed to determine specific skills that administrators of community education programs need to be effective leaders. Greenfield presents a schematic representation relating on-the-job learning to graduate training in administration in an attempt to improve upon previously published administrator training program models. Larson and Erlandson examine the concept of competency based education and, on the basis of their understandings of the way the concept should and does function, present their reasons respectively in favor of and against the movement. (MB)
Descriptors: Analytical Criticism, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Needs, Information Needs, Program Effectiveness, Schematic Studies, Teacher Education
CCBC Notebook, Dept. of Educational Administration, 339 Milton Bennion Hall, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 (Individual, $4.50; Institutional, $17.50)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration.