ERIC Number: ED228991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Using CBI to Develop Job-Related Reading and Study Skills: The PREST Curriculum for Navy Recruits.
Smith, Shirley C.
The computer-based reading and study skills curriculum which is described was developed to meet the need for a more efficient and effective means of increasing the reading and study skills of Navy recruits. The parameters specified by the Navy led to the development of a curriculum composed of a modified version of an existing reading curriculum (Control Data Corporation's Basic Skills Learning System) and a project-developed study skills component. Supplementary Navy-specific, job-related reading materials were also developed and included. The resulting curriculum, called PREST, was tested at the Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Florida, with a 2-part evaluation: (1) a prepilot test involving 2 military instructors and 14 recruits; and (2) a pilot test with the same 2 instructors and 76 recruits. Data were also gathered on comparison groups. No significant differences were found in achievement or affective measures, but PREST required fewer instructors, and those instructors did not need to be trained reading teachers. Specific findings with implications for computer assisted instruction developers are noted, and detailed study data are displayed in four tables. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Naval Training
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Development of Computer-Based Instructional Systems (Atlanta, GA, March 2-5, 1981).