It is social engineering which uses behaviour modification and values clarification to control the level of knowledge acquired and change attitudes, behaviours, beliefs and values.
Achievement level for every student is held constant, while the time taken to achieve is allowed to vary. Previously the time allowed to achieve stayed the same, while achievement levels varied.
The fundamental strategy of this restructuring movement is elimination of all moral and psychological barriers to social change. The political, industrial and banking leaders who lead our society have concluded that, the way the world is going; it will be politically and economically unmanageable in the very near future. Outcome Based Education is a crucial part of the solution to their management problem.
The ultimate objective is to gain socio-political control over all present and future generations of children, conditioning them to be cooperative and pliable workers and citizens who will go along with the New World Order. This is the classic notion of Fabien Socialism carried to its logical extreme.
The emphasis is upon group learning strategies, all children in a group must achieve the goals before the group may move on, which puts tremendous pressure on a non-conformist to conform. This group orientation makes Outcome Based Education a system for behaviour modification of the group, not education for the individual. It is collective modification in which competition is discouraged and the individual learns that the group is more important than the individual.
Assessments reflect student progress toward the outcomes by diagnosing whether outcomes have been met by grading such as: “is reluctant to assume the role; “assumes the role when prompted”; or “eagerly assumes the role”. The child that “eagerly assumes the role” has met the objective. The child who has not will be recycled until he does.