ERIC Number: ED205733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Productivity: The View of a Private Human Resources Contractor.
Military training parallels vocational education in that both systems are preparing students for specific jobs, and both systems are concerned with the productivity of that training, i.e., how effective training is. A private human resource contractor provided training help to the Army for two programs: TRAINFIRE, in which the contractor provided curriculum-development support; and SHOCKACTION, a curriculum-development effort in which the contractor provided an entire program of instruction. Through the development of these programs, the contractor evolved a model the company calls the "systems engineering approach to curriculum development." This model consists of seven steps: (1) develop human factors systems analysis model; (2) develop job model; (3) specify knowledges and skills; (4) determine instructional objectives; (5) construct training program; (6) develop proficiency test; and (7) evaluate training program. This seven-step model can be used by vocational educators as well as military trainers to develop curriculum. The human resources contractor also developed a package of literacy training materials for the Army that was subsequently selected by the U.S. Office of Education's Right-to-Read Office as one of the 12 outstanding such programs in the nation. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Paper presented at the Seminar on Productivity and the Future of Vocational Education (Moorhead, MN, September 1980).