ERIC Number: ED204991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Problems and Issues in the Teacher Competency Movement: Challenge of Assessment.
Holman, Ida Jean; And Others
Three papers address the competency based teacher education (CBTE) movement, particularly as it relates to teachers of the visually handicapped. In the fist paper, I. Holman and G. Scholl review some of the activities related to CBTE in regular, special, and visually handicapped education to determine current status of the field, to identify major issues and problems, and to suggest a possible solution. Described is the Michigan Project, a 3 year project to improve the quality of services to visually handicapped students thought improved teacher education programs. A second paper by A. Corn addresses five issues in the CBTE movement including the need for determinations to be made regarding the criteria for mastery tasks for different levels of instruction. A final paper by L. Albright generates a list of future competencies that might be required for the teacher of the visually handicapped in the twenty-first century and stresses the need for continual revision of competencies to reflect the changing needs of the field. (SB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Papers presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April, 1980, Session T-70).