Accession Number : ADA137400

Title :   Job-Oriented Basic Skills (JOBS) Curricula: An Overview of Four Research Studies to Improve Program Effectiveness.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Baker,M S

PDF Url : ADA137400

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to identify areas of instructional methods, techniques, strategies, or content that could be used to improve the program effectiveness of the job-oriented basic skills (JOBS) curricula. Subjects were lower aptitude students from a variety of settings. Four different study agencies administered four alternative strategies: schema-based studying, learned helplessness alleviation, instructional sequencing, and hierarchical displays. There were no significant results from any one study and results were ambiguous among themselves. It is concluded that the four studies merely set a foundation from which to conduct future research in the area of basic skills learning by lower aptitude students. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Naval training, *Enlisted personnel, *Individualized training, *Job training, Teaching methods, Instructional materials, Students, Aptitudes, Performance(Human), Skills, Education, Personnel development, Methodology, Research management, Naval research

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE