ERIC Number: ED044548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Combat Support Training.
Montague, Ernest K.; Showel, Morris
This report presents a review of current training practices and problems as they relate to the broad spread of individual ability among soldiers, and to the increasing need for functionalization of training. Combat support training was observed at four army training centers, with particular reference to training objectives, methods, and student evaluation, especially as these relate to increasing individualization of training. Two courses were selected and observed for two weeks with particular attention to the characteristics of the student population, spread of abilities, attrition patterns; suitability of training method to student ability; use of facilities, instructor capabilities, types and processes of student evaluation, efforts and individualized training; and the general administrative support of training efforts. Class coverage was made at 15% of sampling level with all phases of training represented. Study findings indicated that the training system worked against the less literate students and was not optimally oriented toward the handling of a wide range of abilities. Key elements in improving the range of abilities were greater emphasis on job related and behaviorally stated training objectives, functionalization of instruction, and evaluation based on job performance capabilities. (PT)
Descriptors: Ability, Individualized Instruction, Low Ability Students, Military Training, Research, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Task Performance, Training Methods, Training Objectives
National Technical Information Service, Operations Division, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-703-196, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.