ERIC Number: ED193528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Competency-Based Adult Education: A Challenge of the 80s. Information Series No. 208.
This paper is a descriptive presentation of the state-of-the-art of competency-based adult education (CBAE). Readers are provided first with a brief history of the development of the concept and are presented with basic terminology. Then, because CBAE is multi-dimensional, varied notions of functional adult education are discussed and major strands of diversified program and instructional processes are described. In addition, administrative perspectives and current research issues are presented. The paper provides background for understanding the current status and direction of several CBAE programs. It reflects the current base of limited written resources and the supplementing of discussions with personal communication. It presents an overview of the nature of CBAE, the foundations of a CBAE process, the scope of CBAE systems, teaching/learning strategies, administrative trends and issues, and the current state of the research in this area. Tables illustrate (1) APL model of functional competency, examples of tasks, and (2) five-state comparison of adult alternative programs. Appended materials include a list of potential resources concerning programs, bibliographies and product listings, and suggested readings. (CT)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Competency Based Education, Educational Research, Educational Resources, High School Equivalency Programs, Learning Activities, Models, Nontraditional Education, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Development, State of the Art Reviews, Teaching Methods
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($3.80).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.