ERIC Number: ED153051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Identification and Analysis of Competency-Based Adult Vocational Education Programs. Final Report. Research and Development Series No. 132.
Russell, Earl B.; And Others
This final report from a project to identify and analyze competency-based vocational education programs in the U.S. presents an overview of the whole project and includes the literature review and a summary of findings. The literature is reviewed under six headings: the nature of competency-based education (CBE); application of CBE to adult vocational programs; developing and implementing CBE; the use of CBE in business, industry, and labor training; problems involved with CBE; and favorable aspects of CBE. This document summarizes project activities reported separately, including the national survey of competency-based adult vocational instruction in the public and private sectors (complete report, CE 015 756), development of the "National Directory of Selected Competency-Based Adult Vocational Education Programs" (CE 015 755), planning and operation of the project's national dissemination workshop (proceedings, CE 015 758), and supporting activities. Following a brief summary of findings, the major conclusions are stated: (1) The quality and extent of competency-based adult vocational instruction appears to be greater in the public than in the private sector; (2) instances of high quality instruction are infrequent in either sector; (3) persons operating such programs are working, for the most part, in isolation from other adult educators; (4) programs are developed primarily from the initiative of a single instructor; and (5) too many programs purported to be competency-based fail to provide adequately for pre-assessment, progression when objectives are achieved, learning alternatives, and open entry/open exit format. (JT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Vocational Education, Business, Competency Based Education, Directories, Educational Practices, Information Dissemination, National Surveys, Private Agencies, Private Schools, Proprietary Schools, Public Schools, Workshops
National Center for Research in Vocational Education Publications, Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($3.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents see CE 015 755-758