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ERIC Number: ED015230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep-15
Pages: 5
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Reference Count: 0
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THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRE-VOCATIONAL EDUCATION LITERACY COURSES FOR USE WITH COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION OF DISADVANTAGED YOUTH AND ADULTS. TECHNICAL PROGRESS REPORT.
HANKIN, EDWARD K.; AND OTHERS
THIS TECHNICAL PROGRESS REPORT COVERS THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF A PROJECT TO DEVELOP COMPUTER ASSISTED PREVOCATIONAL READING AND ARITHMETIC COURSES FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUTHS AND ADULTS. DURING THE FIRST MONTH OF OPERATION, PROJECT PERSONNEL CONCENTRATED ON SUCH ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS AS TRAINING STAFF AND PREPARING FACILITIES. AN ARITHMETIC PROGRAM WAS SUBSEQUENTLY WRITTEN TO TEACH COUNTING AND NUMBER READING, AND WAS ADMINISTERED TO 12 SUBJECTS WITH LOW ARITHMETIC ABILITY FROM A VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROJECT. DESPITE INITIAL UNCERTAINTIES ABOUT USING THE COMPUTER, THESE SUBJECTS HAD GENERALLY POSITIVE ATTITUDES ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE. WHEN THE PROGRAM WAS TRIED WITH NORMAL CHILDREN, MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN, AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, THE RETARDED CHILDREN FOUND THE COURSE TOO DIFFICULT. DURING THE NEXT REPORTING PERIOD A GENERAL PROGRAM TO TEACH ADDITION WILL BE WRITTEN. FOR THE READING COURSE, SKILLS NECESSARY FOR THE VARIOUS READABILITY LEVELS HAVE BEEN OUTLINED AND PROGRAM OBJECTIVES HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED IN BEHAVIORAL TERMS. THE COURSE CONTAINS CONTENT AREAS AND MATERIALS OF HIGH INTEREST TO LEARNERS AND APPROPRIATE TO THEIR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE LEVEL. THE 40 EXERCISES AT EACH LEVEL WILL DEVELOP PREVOCATIONAL CONCEPTS AND ATTITUDES. AMONG THE ALREADY COMPLETED MATERIALS ARE LINEAR AND BRANCHING SUBSEQUENCES. ALTHOUGH AT PRESENT ONLY ABOUT HALF THE MATERIAL HAS BEEN WRITTEN FOR READABILITY LEVEL TWO, BY THE NEXT REPORTING PERIOD IT WILL BE COMPLETED, AND PART OF LEVEL THREE WILL BE FINISHED AND GIVEN TRIAL RUNS. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
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