ERIC Number: ED203202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
New Directions in the Army's Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP).
Pilgrim, Mark T.
The Army has given to the Training and Doctrine Command the task of developing four Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP) curricula to provide functional, job-related basic skills training. These would be Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Baseline Skills, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL), Military Life Coping Skills, and Learning Strategies. The thrust of the MOS Baseline Skills Project is based on the concept that prerequisite to absorption of training and successful job performance are an array of functional skills and knowledge. Tasks will be to identify prerequisite competencies specifically related to individual occupational specialties, develop diagnostic tools, and provide the job-specific curricula necessary to remediate deficiences. The ESL project has three sub-projects: pre-basic training curriculum for non-native speakers, sustaining curriculum related to the soldiers' job and MOS training, and pre-enlistment package for training to a level of competency to ensure entry into and success in the Army. The Military Life Coping Skills Project is conducting four simultaneous analyses to identify problems amenable to a training solution. Analysis of learning requirements, identification of training situations, and review of materials have been completed for the Learning Strategies Project. Test projects are evaluating learning strategy models and stand-alone learning skills. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Coping, Curriculum Development, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Diagnosis, English (Second Language), Job Skills, Learning, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Military Personnel, Military Training, Program Descriptions, Remedial Instruction, Skill Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Army; Basic Skills Education Program; Life Coping Skills; Military Occupation Specialty
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).