ERIC Number: ED196871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Implementing Performance-Based Teacher Education at the State Level.
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
While many states are considering mandating Competency Based Teacher Education (CBTE), certain basic problems should be addressed before official action is taken. Some confusion exists over the exact definition of CBTE and how a state views teacher education will affect the thrust of CBTE programs. The selection of competencies and the determination of how the competencies will be measured are two significant issues. The first problem is essentially a matter of public policy to be resolved at the state and local levels. The measurement problem is more difficult since the tools needed to provide objective information for truly accurate measurement do not exist. The source of funding for CBTE programs is another factor that must be considered. Providing technological support for these programs is another problem that will have to be solved at the state level if CBTE is to become a requirement for accreditation for schools of education. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.