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ERIC Number: ED147821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Competency-Based Education: Promise and Danger.
Sieben, J. Kenneth
This speech acknowledges that competency-based education is prominent today because the general public seeks accountability; it wants results in education. After cautioning about the danger of reducing the humanities to a measurable system, the report points out how behavioral objectives can relate advantageously to the teaching of English. It states that objectives are particularly helpful in the analysis of the nature of competence in the language arts and for the evaluation of student writing. Several examples of evaluation processes are included in the speech. No methods for applying this system to the study of literature are offered. Over 400 articles, addresses, books, and study guides written in the past ten years formed the basis of this address. Notes are included that cite a number of these sources. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977)