ERIC Number: ED025645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Development of Multi-Media Programmed Instructional Materials for the Training of Law Enforcement Officers. Initial Curriculum Study.
Green, Ralph; Schaeffer, Geraldine
The purposes of this study were to determine what information on basic police training programs was available and to determine the status of such police training. A literature review was completed on police functions, police training, basic police training curriculums, professional police journals, and curriculum textbooks. Chapter titles are "Description of the Distribution of Police Training,""The Basic Police Training Curricula,""The Evaluation of Curricula." Some broad characteristics of police training in the United States include: (1) A country-wide effort is being made to provide effective police training, (2) Program quality is directly proportional to community size, (3) Curriculums are uniform across the country, (4) Curriculums are basically skills oriented, (5) Both formal and informal systems operate to select content, (6) Curriculums are most often organized on the basis of subject matter, (7) The typical educational method is the lecture, (8) Curriculum evaluation is practically nonexistent, (9) Police training leaders are aware of needed improvements. (EM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.