ERIC Number: ED160730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Competency-Based Education and the World of Work.
Huff, Sheila M.
Some issues in connection with competency-based education (CBE) and the world of work discussed by the author include the relevance of CBE programs to work, the changing attitudes of students and young workers toward work, "credentialism" or the continual upgrading of educational requirements for employment, underemployment and CBE, and others. The author concludes that evaluation, policy analysis, and research in the areas of education and work are needed to make education more relevant to job needs. Appended research and analysis suggestions from a paper by James O'Toole of the University of Southern California concern the need for policy analysis and evaluation of educational research to provide ways to utilize CBE as a lever on problems of underemployment and credentialism. (MF)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Research Corp., Syracuse, NY.
Note: For related documents see CE 013 705-707, ED 134 542, and ED 144 243