ERIC Number: EJ481332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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The Perils of Outcome-Based Teacher Education.
Towers, James M.
Phi Delta Kappan, v75 n8 p624-27 Apr 1994
Outcome-based education, a labor-intensive process driven by mastery learning, is an unsuitable model for training future teachers. Education professors are too overworked to provide individualized instruction. Although OBE theoretically balances remediation and enrichment, fast learners often "tread water," with little incentive to work beyond minimum competency levels. Also, OBE hampers selecting the most capable students for state licensure. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota