ERIC Number: ED023035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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The Role of Programed Instruction in Company Training and Development Programs.
Pressley, Trezzie Abram
Data were obtained from responses received from 104 companies which were using programed instruction in their training programs and from 176 employees within these companies. Companies of all sizes were using programed instruction; however, the vast majority had used programed materials with one-half or less of their employees. Almost 3/4 of the companies were using the method in training new workers and almost helf were using it in retraining the work force in new job areas. Most were using programs in text form; half had developed their own programs; others were purchased. Company studies showed that programed instruction has the advantages of greater retention by the learner, training time saved, and lower training costs. Both employers and employees were very favorable toward the use of programed instruction. (author/pt)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Employer Attitudes, Job Training, Material Development, Organization Size (Groups), Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Retraining, Surveys, Textbooks
University Microfilms, 300 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 66-7059, MF $3.00, Xerography $8.80).
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Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.