ERIC Number: ED160732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Competency-Based Education Viewed from "The System."
Green, Thomas F.
The author raises questions in analyses of educational policy issues and suggests possible answers to them. The questions concern the nature of changes in the educational system from a given proposed policy change, the magnitude of such change, and the length of time needed to secure the anticipated magnitude of change. Competency-based education (CBE) is discussed in the context of these changes. The theme is the need for a "rational" connection between education and the world of work or successful living, or, put another way, a "rational" link between allocation of educational benefits and the allocation of non-educational social goods. Different concepts of "rational" are noted. The changing social value of education, with its changing socioeconomic implications, is related to the CBE movement and its potential. (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