ERIC Number: ED189270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-22
Reference Count: N/A
Experimentation and Further Validation of the IDECC Competency Based Teaching Approach in Post-Secondary Education.
Williams, Terry M.; Turner Sipos, Betty H.
A study was conducted utilizing new postsecondary Interstate Distributive Education Curriculum Consortium (IDECC) curriculum materials to evaluate through experimental research the effectiveness of IDECC's systematic teaching approach. The study was quasi-experiential involving two levels of treatment: (1) the postsecondary IDECC teaching approach and (2) the postsecondary traditional teaching approach. Sixteen classes were randomly selected from a population of twenty-eight volunteer sites. The IDECC approach utilized selected postsecondary IDECC competency-based materials as their unit of instruction. The traditional instructors developed lesson plans as their instructional material within a workshop setting. Findings based on analysis of covariance by regression utilizing forty sources of variance indicated that only one source of variance, the effect of schools, made a significant contribution. In addition, it was found that teaching approach when in combination with related work experience made a significant contribution to the student's posttest score. (Appended material includes a unit of instruction outline, objectives and resources utilized in the study, pretest and posttest questionnaires, and the IDECC instructor's handbook.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Distributive Education Curriculum Consortium, Columbus, OH.