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ERIC Number: ED148769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 22
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Reference Count: 0
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CBTE: Is It Worth The Effort?
Enos, Donald; And Others
This document presents supporting material for the argument that performance based (competency based) teacher education (PBTE) is more cost-effective, and rated higher by participating students, than a non-performance based teacher education program. The paper compares the System for Individually Guided Mastery Attainment (SIGMA) and traditional Subject Centered Teacher Education (SCTE) program of San Diego State University. Student attitudes were investigated by a number of questionnaires and measuring scales, and revealed that: (l) the program met learning needs of most of the students; (2) materials were presented in a clear, logical, and interesting manner, focusing on and applying basic principles of teaching/learning; (3) the majority of students and cooperating teachers viewed the program as developing relevant skills; and (4) skill attainment was fairly and adequately assessed. In a conservative cost analysis, in which most of the burden was placed on the SIGMA approach, it was concluded that the SIGMA program was at least $1,044 per student teacher more cost-effective than the SCTE program. (MJB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper assembled for the California State Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing; Page 4 may not reproduce well due to print quality