ERIC Number: ED147947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Alternative Models of Competency Based Education. Working Draft.
Schalock, H. D.; And Others
This monograph examines the concept of competency-based education (CBE) as it applies to elementary and secondary schools by identifying the defining characteristics and underlying rationale that distinguish CBE from other educational approaches, by describing a decision-making framework for use with CBE programs, and by discussing several alternative CBE models. Part 1 defines CBE, examines its underlying assumptions, and traces the concepts and practices from which it has emerged. CBE is defined both formally and operationally, and the concept of alternative, partial, and approximate models of CBE is examined. Part 2 outlines a framework for organizing the information needed to make decisions about the content of a CBE program and the procedures for implementing such a program. Part 3 defines three alternative CBE models and traces the implications two of the models have for the complexity of program operation. All three models are discussed in relation to the variety of possible CBE models and the types of programs possible for any particular model. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For related documents, see EA 010 143-148 and ED 104 026