ERIC Number: ED172023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Competency-Based Adult Vocational Education Project. Final Report.
Auburn Univ., AL. Dept. of Vocational and Adult Education.
This applied project recognized the priority to identify, describe, and evaluate existing vocational education programs that are coordinated with the adult performance level (APL) competency based approach. Furthermore, the project supported the value of developing and testing one or more models for APL/vocational education interface. In order to satisfy the objectives of the project, two monographs were prepared and an APL Curriculum Materials Catalog was compiled which used three criteria for materials included in the catalog. In field testing the project's competency-based Adult Vocational Model, pre- and post-testing of the adult learners, using the Adult APL Survey, was performed. When the results of the pre- and post-test scores, using the t-test of correlated means, were analyzed, a difference at the .05 level of significance was revealed. The instructors who field tested the model expressed an overall favorable attitude toward infusion of APL material into their vocational subjects. As a result of their support, recommendations were made that this study be replicated using a wider representation of vocational areas. Findings of the study included the recommendations that the State-of-the-Art and the APL Curriculum Catalog be updated yearly because of the continuing development of APL programs and materials. (Author/CT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Auburn Univ., AL. Dept. of Vocational and Adult Education.