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ERIC Number: ED148735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Applying Systems Theory to Program Design; Development of Houston CBTE Program.
Houston, W. Robert; Jones, Howard L.
This document presents the elementary-secondary, competency-based teacher education program of the College of Education, University of Houston, its underlying rationale, program design, and implementation procedures. Based upon the premise that there is a distinct discipline of teacher education, the program expands upon five propositions: the teacher (1) is a liberally-educated person with a broad background in his teaching field; (2) reflects in his actions that he is a student of human behavior; (3) makes decisions on a rational basis; (4) employs a wide variety of communication and instructional strategies; and (5) exhibigs behavior that reflects professionalism. Sixteen competencies, developed to reflect the five basic propositions, are presented. The rationale and structure for activity sequences which develop teacher skills in these competencies are discussed. Background history of program development, implementation, and revision are given. Eight broad conclusions, drawn from Houston's experience in designing and implementing the program, are presented to aid others in pursuing a similar course. (MJB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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