ERIC Number: ED307412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun-11
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Competency-Based Education for Administrators.
Norton, Robert E.
Because of an expressed need for staff development for vocational education administrators, research was conducted to identify and verify the competencies needed by vocational administrators; competency-based modularized materials were developed to address those competencies; and a variety of competency-based training program strategies were devised and implemented in several states. The initial identification of competencies was based upon input from 11 experienced vocational administrators and the results of a literature search and review. The initial task statements formulated in the process were submitted to a select national group of 130 administrators for verification. The competencies were then clustered into 30 groups for materials development purposes. A four-stage development process was used to prepare the modules: (1) preparation of a module prospectus; (2) preparation of a field-review version; (3) preparation of a field-test version; and (4) preparation of the published edition. As a result, 34 modules and 15 guides were developed. Each module covers a single broad competency or skill area needed by administrators. They feature a variety of learning activities that allow skill learning and application in practice and a final demonstration of the competency in an actual administrative situation. The modules can be used in preservice or inservice workshops, graduate courses, internships, and other programs. The guides contain a large amount of cognitive material for leadership personnel. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Canadian Vocational Association Conference (Toronto, Ontario, June 11, 1989).