The background to competency based instruction (CBI) is described and the implications of such instruction are noted. Versions of CBI have been instituted in California and Michigan. In both states, money was the key factor in bringing it about. The State Department of Education response to the question of CBI is discussed as well as the current situation in schools. The principle features of a CBI program which will provide the same level of training as conventional programs at a substantial cost savings are described. Areas of concern in CBI are noted. CBI is the trend for the future. It is accomplishment oriented, stimulates parental involvement, increases student responsibilities, eliminates artificial hurdles, provides for individual evaluation, adapts to objective evaluation, and provides for maximum learning potential for student/teacher interface. School authorities however, have a responsibility to define clearly for all parties concerned precisely what CBI means in terms of learning. It is also important that all professionals help in preventing misapplication of CBI.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Association for Safety Education

    2784 West Wilberta Lane
    Anaheim, CA  United States  92804
  • Authors:
    • Cushman, W D
  • Publication Date: 1983-4

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00385574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-035 854
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM