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ERIC Number: ED135780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Evidence on the Effectiveness of Competency Based Teacher Education Programs.
Roth, Robert A.
The purpose of this study was to gather evidence on the effectiveness of Competency Based Teacher Education (CBTE) programs. A letter requesting such information was sent to 215 CBTE programs, and an ERIC search was conducted using a variety of descriptors covering the period January 1970 to July 1975. The data were classified into three evidence categories: pupil growth, competency attainment, and program reactions. Seven of nine pupil-growth studies had positive results. Twenty-two of thirty-one competency attainment studies were positive. Only two of the forty-five reaction reports were primarily negative. It is concluded that the CBTE-type programs reported, which were carefully planned, thoroughly developed, appropriately revised based on feedback, and had faculty support, have had a reasonably high degree of success. However, generalizations about CBTE are hazardous due to variances among CBTE-type programs. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)