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ERIC Number: ED168540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Interior Communications Supervised Alarm and Warning Systems: Validation of Instructional Materials. Fiscal Year 1977, Final Report.
Van Kekerix, Donald L.; And Others
An empirical study was conducted using Navy trainees to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional modules designed to train Interior Communications electricians in the maintenance and repair of alarm and warning systems installed in ships to signal unsafe conditions. These modules, each containing six lessons, were developed to augment or replace current instruction on such systems. Six classes of Interior Communications "A" School trainees were trained in supervised alarm and warning systems using the individualized instruction materials. These students and a comparison group of "C" School students were pretested and posttested using comprehensive tests, the difference in scores being the primary measure for evaluation. Results indicate that the instructional materials perform adequately in the training environment, leading "A" School students to perform as well on the posttest as the more experienced "C" School students. A student attitude survey revealed overall neutrality toward the materials. Based on these results, it is recommended that the validated supervised alarm systems materials be considered for inclusion in the individualized Interior Communications curriculum. (CWM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.