Achieving Outcome-Based Education
. Western Australia: Educational Department of Western Australia, Australian Curriculum Studies Association; 1997.
(OBE) has been defined as "clearly focusing and organizing everything in an educational system around what is essential for all students to be able to do successfully at the end of their learning experiences".13-15
In Spady's words: 'Outcome-Based Education
means clearly focusing and organising everything in an educational system around what is essential for all students to be able to do successfully at the end of their learning experiences.
Until an entirely new paradigm takes hold in nursing education, outcome-based education
needs to work for those educators who are currently entrenched in nursing education.
1994, Outcome-based education
: Critical issues and answers, American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
Implications of outcome-based education
for children with disabilities (Synthesis report 6).
Members of the Religious Right bloc have charged there is a conspiracy to "nationalize" public education and have attacked a statewide testing program and efforts to create education standards as part of a conspiracy to foist "outcome-based education
" on the state.
Greg Erken, executive director of Of the People, the conservative organization leading the push for "parental rights" legislation at the state level, bluntly states that these laws are necessary "to challenge outcome-based education
and condom distribution in public schools, to stop the U.N.
(OBE) has emerged from the restructuring movement as one of the most promising, yet controversial, school reform efforts.
Beyond concerns about Tribes, we, like many districts in southern California, have dealt with conflicts over a panoply of issues - school prayer, outcome-based education
, multicultural education, sex education, Christmas concerts, evolution vs.
Finally, because TQM is a process designed to make continual improvement a fact of organizational life, it has been natural to attempt to contrast it with other "improvement" strategies such as Outcome-Based Education
, Effective Schools, Accelerated Schools, and Essential Schools.
Brandt, Ron, "Is Outcome-Based Education
Dead?" Educational Leadership 51, 6:5, 1994.