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ERIC Number: ED404760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87367-388-3
Outcome-Based Education: Concerns and Responses. Fastback 388.
Rogers, Spence; Dana, Bonnie
Outcome-Based Education (OBE) has become one of the most misunderstood efforts in school reform. This brochure sets forth the philosophy of OBE and responds to 25 commonly held concerns. "Outcome-based" means deciding which results the education community wants and then taking the necessary steps during instruction to achieve them. The brochure covers such issues as parent involvement; instruction in the basics; student evaluation and whether OBE prepares students for real-life competition; individualized learning deadlines; whether setting outcomes leads to mediocrity; special-education children; spelling and mathematics errors; OBE effectiveness; reasons for OBE failure (lack of community involvement, time, staff inservice training, resources, understanding of the OBE philosophy); research outcomes; mastery learning; cooperative learning; the cost of OBE; the imposition of certain attitudes and values on children; the violation of families' privacy through recordkeeping; portfolio assessment; the extended school year; and the longevity of OBE. (LMI)
Phi Delta Kappa, 408 N. Union, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A