Accession Number : AD0675777

Title :   FEASIBILITY OF STEELWORKER CLASS 'A' SCHOOL TRAINING FOR GROUP IV PERSONNEL,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Standlee,Lloyd S. ; Saylor,John C.

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The performance of 27 Group IV personnel who were additionally restricted on GCT was compared with that of 33 regular recruit personnel in two classes of the Steelworker School, Port Hueneme, California. The classes were conducted in their regular manner, and instructors were not given the identity of Group IV individuals. All of the 27 Group IV trainees completed the full 12 weeks of training; three, however, failed to meet graduation requirements and were assigned to duty as Constructionman Apprentice without being designated as strikers. The Group IV trainees' achievement test scores, on the average, were lower than those of the regular trainees in all areas of instruction. The differences were greater in academic than in practical areas of instruction. Mathematics caused Group IV trainees the most difficulty. It appears that no major changes are required to enable Group IV personnel to attend the Steelworker Class 'A' School, though the mathematics portion of the curriculum might be re-examined with a view toward reducing the extensiveness and the complexity of mathematics instruction if this appears warranted with respect to the mathematics actually required of steelworkers on the job. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, *NAVAL TRAINING), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, MATHEMATICS, INSTRUCTORS, STATISTICAL DATA

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE