ERIC Number: ED240391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb-1
Reference Count: N/A
Competency Based Adult Education: A Process Model.
The document provides a process model for a competency-based adult high school diploma program. Following an overview, the document is arranged into nine chapters. Chapter 1 focuses on starting such a program and gives suggestions for conducting needs assessment, setting up a planning group, implementing adult basic education awareness activities, and securing general community involvement. Chapter 2 provides a statement of philosophy, and chapter 3 considers the identification, rating, and organization of competencies. In chapter 4, a description is given of the characteristics, organization, content, strategies, and delivery of instruction. Chapter 5 provides a discussion of the purposes, characteristics, techniques, and administration of learner assessment. In chapter 6, suggestions are given for selecting, adapting, and developing competency-based education materials. While the focus of chapter 7 is on program evaluation, chapter 8 focuses on the evaluation of staff development. The final chapter presents additional questions and answers concerning competency-based education. This document was selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Task Force on Public Confidence as descriptive of a promising practice or exemplary project worthy of highlighting for the California educational community. (LH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Instructional Materials, Minimum Competencies, Models, Needs Assessment, Program Implementation, Public School Adult Education, Staff Development
California State Dept. of Education, Division of Adult and Community Education, P.O. Box 211, Sacramento, CA 95802 (write for price).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Adult and Community Education.; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A