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ERIC Number: ED159165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 14
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Applying Competency-Based Education in Preparing Teachers: The Case of the Free University of Iran.
Shomali, Bahman Saghatchian; Houston, W. Robert
The Free University of Iran was established for the purpose of expanding higher educational opportunity in all areas of the country and training semiprofessional and professional manpower in Iran, particularly in less developed rural areas. The University initially is concentrating its training in the areas of teacher education, health services, and rural development. In designing and implementing all educational programs the principles of competency-based education are being applied. The most pressing need has been determined to be competent secondary school teachers of science and mathematics. To train teachers to meet this need, a priority listing of goals was specified using three basic criteria: relative importance and influence with respect to continued development of Iranian society; relative feasibility when considering the conditions necessary to implement each goal; and relative time required for prospective teachers to demonstrate adequately the necessary competencies. The required skills for teachers are delineated within the framework of these goals. Components of the four-year training program are outlined in this paper. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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