ERIC Number: ED198343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Development and Evaluation of a Remedial Numerical Skills Workbook for Navy Training. Final Report.
Bowman, Harry L.; And Others
A remedial Navy-relevant numerical skills workbook was developed and field tested for use in Navy recruit training commands and as part of the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training curriculum. Research and curriculum specialists from the Department of the Navy and Memphis State University identified Navy-relevant topics requiring numerical skill application and developed lessons on these topics. A field test of the workbook was conducted with a total of fifty students, half of whom were assigned to academic remedial training and half of whom were assigned to apprentice training. Comparison of pre- and posttests administered to the students revealed significant improvements in student-applied numerical skills after completing the workbook. Recommendations regarding dissemination of the workbook and specific suggestions for its use were made. Appendixes (90 per cent of the report) contain the workbook, the tests, and a test user's guide. The workbook contains sections on basic numerical skills, numerical skills in the navy (military time, finding directions, estimating paint jobs, tackles and hooks, flooding rates, measuring temperatures, and breaking strength and safe working loads) and numerical skills in personal finances (basic pay, leave and earning statements, budget preparation, banking, and interest.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Arithmetic, Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Field Tests, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Material Development, Military Training, Money Management, Program Effectiveness, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Tests, Workbooks
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Chief of Naval Technical Training, Millington, TN.
Authoring Institution: Naval Training Analysis and Evaluation Group, Orlando, FL.; Memphis State Univ., TN.
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