OBTE focuses on measuring empirically student performance outcomes as compared to PBTE which places emphasis on improving the performance of the teacher by laying out perceived best practices in professional conduct. OBTE does not relyon specifications or requiring any particular style of teaching or learning. The important point is that the student's performance is assessed and must demonstrate that they have learned the required content and skills.
The paper is a critical analysis of Outcomes Based Teacher Education (OBTE) versus Performance Based Teachers Education (PBTE) in developed countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. In doing so, it becomes necessary to delineate clearly the ideas underpinning OBTE and PBTE. I would be analyzing the effectiveness and disadvantages of both by drawing upon available literature regarding the experiences of elements of educational systems. This paper includes the review of the Teacher Quality aspect of each country, the students' ability to learn and assessment of its curriculum.
This paper is aimed at providing an analytical and credible study and assessment of the nature of OBTE and PBTE. The results of this study is hoped to provide a useful guidepost in the development of the educational system on whether to pursue OBTE or PBTE. This paper also aims to be a useful related study to those who would want to perform such a similar analysis in the future.
2.0 Proposed Research Structure
The research could possibly include six (6) chapters:
Chapter 1 - Introduction and Aims of the study;
Chapter 2 - Review of Related Literature/Studies;
Chapter 3 - Methodology;
Chapter 4 - Systematic Presentation of the Data and Important Points;
Chapter 5 - Discussion, Analysis and Interpretation of Data and
Chapter 6 - Summary and Conclusions.
3.0 Data Sources
The researcher had chosen developing countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom as a research target for these countries are known for their advancement in terms of education and technology. Philosophers, famous educators and latest inventions mostly are from these countries. Residents of these continents pay much attention to the academic aspect of life. As early as one-year old, children are being sent to pre-schools and nurseries for their first hand education. Universities such as the Oxford and Harvard and many other famous universities are situated in these areas.
In the course of study, data will be gathered from published papers and reports that are directly concerned with the topic. I will be fist scanning the material that is present in peer-reviewed academic journals so as to obtain highly credible data sources and proceed to obtain data from newspaper reports, magazine articles and other published material. It is advised that previous studies and overviews regarding the topic be reviewed in order to gain further knowledge about the issues and conflicts of the chosen topic.
I have also conducted a preliminary survey of data sources in the internet. It turned out that there is a wealth of literature regarding the topic. The Yahoo.com and/or the msn.com are the largest provider of different kinds of websites all over the world. Below are website links which may help the researcher to gather relevant information