ERIC Number: ED037688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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An Analysis of Selected Training Programs for Disadvantaged Youth.
Motzel, Leon William
A study was made of three disadvantaged youth training projects to determine the degree to which guidelines from behavioral technology and educational studies were being used in the programs. From a review of behavioral science and learning research evolved a model which explicated the functions which should be implemented in an operational instructional system designed for training disadvantaged youth. Based on the system elements defined by this model, an "Instructor Inventory" was prepared to query the instructors of each of the training programs on 12 instructional system elements. Since none of the programs had defined training objectives in terms of job required behaviors, the entry tests were not related to specific objectives, but rather to general achievement levels; they did not provide a basis for establishing individual behavioral deficits. Viewing the three training programs from a management or a "policy" point of view and using the model as the criterion, the writer concluded that there was no integrated, learner-centered instructional system in operation at any of the locations. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Disadvantaged Youth, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Objectives, Educational Programs, Evaluation Criteria, Models
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Authoring Institution: Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC.
Note: Ph.D. Thesis