Equity in competency education: realizing the potential, overcoming the obstacles

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Equity is both a central goal and fundamental value of competency education. Competency-based approaches are designed to promote equity by preventing students from falling behind or staying behind. In practice, however, poorly implemented competency-based programs could inadvertently increase inequity - in opportunities and in outcomes. This paper examines equity concerns in competency education through the lens of family income, which research has linked consistently with disparities in educational achievement. [The authors] look at research in three areas in which students from lower...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Equity; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning; Vocational education and training; Participation; Technology; Income

Keywords: Competence; Competency based training; Academic persistence; Learning method; Learning activities; Socioeconomic background

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Boston, Massachusetts: Jobs for the Future, 2014

Physical description: iv, 26 p.

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http://www.jff.org/publications/equity-competency-education-realizing-potential-overcoming-obstacles

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 118.1358

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