ERIC Number: ED168200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Competency-Based Community Education Administration. Volume I: The Research Report.
Miller, Brian P.; And Others
A need for research and development in community education competencies was the impetus of this study. Community educators identified and field tested competencies determined to be essential in four community education roles: superintendent, district coordinator, principal, and building level director. Results showed that participants in this two-year, two-phase study developed professionally. Participants also (1) experienced a high degree of gratification from clarifying their real and comparing their ideal role descriptions; (2) clarified the importance of competencies described for each role; (3) evaluated and compared their competency with a group ideal; (4) began to clarify their own roles in community education; (5) developed a better understanding of community education; (6) developed confidence in the data and its use in school settings; and (7) were able to diagnose personal areas of weakness in a nonthreatening environment. Recommendations included repeating this work in community education circles around the country, developing correlates between training and on-the-job performance, and developing accurate and imaginative indicators of competence. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Southwest Regional Center for Community Education Development.