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The path to professionalism: Common core, competency-based education and the needs of today’s journalist
Communication: Journalism Education Today (2016)
  • Rocky Dailey, South Dakota State University
Abstract
This article examines the concept of competency-based education (CBE) and considered the practicality of its application in journalism education.  Programs accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) were invited to participated in the study.  The majority of respondents were familiar with CBE, yet did not believe such an approach would work within the ACEJMC standards.  Issues with internal compliance, professional acceptance, and traditional higher education structure were also explored.
Keywords
  • competency-based education,
  • common core,
  • journalism education
Publication Date
Summer 2016
Citation Information
Rocky Dailey. "The path to professionalism: Common core, competency-based education and the needs of today’s journalist" Communication: Journalism Education Today Vol. 49 Iss. 4 (2016) p. 25 - 33
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rocky-dailey/6/