ERIC Number: ED195715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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Impact of Research on Problems of National Significance.
The qualitative case study approach was used to collect data about the impact of the National Center for Research in Vocational Education's (NCRVE) work on teacher education and competency. Two exemplary sites using a set of performance-based teacher education (PBTE) modules and supporting materials developed by NCRVE were selected for detailed study of impact: Temple University and the University of Central Florida. Major focus of field work was determining the effects of the PBTE modules. Findings indicated PBTE (1) helped vocational teacher education programs survive in a period of retrenchment; (2) increased access to vocational teacher certification, accountability, convenience to teachers, flexibility, teacher competency in some areas, and teacher's self-evaluation and responsibility for learning; (3) shortened time required to certify teachers; and (4) changed teacher's role from classroom lecturer to instructional manager. Conclusions drawn about effects of PBTE curricula included that it has changed aspects of delivery of vocational teacher education, appears more effective and efficient in educating teachers than traditional approaches, is perceived by users as a high quality product, provides impetus to the competency-based vocational education movement, and appears to have long-term impact on improving teachers. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.