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ERIC Number: ED405361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 13
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Outcomes-Based Accreditation of Technical Education: A Strategy To Promote Excellence.
Bowman, Harry L.; Brown, G. Wayne
The new system of quality assurance for occupational or technical education that is emerging emphasizes three components: (1) occupational skill standards as the basis for program design; (2) skill assessment/certification as the basis for assessing program effectiveness with individuals; and (3) job placement of training recipients as the basis for assessing institutional effectiveness in meeting job market needs. Accreditation is a system to recognize educational institutions or professional programs that meet prescribed levels or standards of integrity, performance, and quality. It is a private, voluntary, nongovernmental, decentralized process that is unique to postsecondary education in the United States. The Council on Occupational Education Inc. (COE) was established as a not-for-profil education corporation to serve as a national accreditor for providers of postsecondary workforce training and education. The process it applies consists of an intensive self-study, followed by an on-site evaluation from a visiting team of professional educators and specialists, and then action by the accrediting commission regarding accreditation. The revised accreditation envisioned by the leaders of COE will use this approach with skill standards and skill certification for demonstrating learner competence. (Contains one figure and seven references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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