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ERIC Number: ED024763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 179
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The Development of Pre-Vocational Education Literacy Courses for Use With Computer-Assisted Instruction of Disadvantaged Youths and Adults. Final Report.
Hankin, Edward K.; And Others
The purpose of this project was to develop computer assisted courses in arithmetic and reading for disadvantaged adults and youths to serve as prerequisites to entering vocational training. Because of budgetary cuts, the project was terminated before its completion. Lessons in counting, addition, and subtraction were written and tested; however, lessons in division and multiplication were initiated but not completed. A lesson includes a pre-test to determine if a student needs instruction, two instructional units of differing focus, and a post-test to evaluate the effects of instruction. The pilot tests showed the arithmetic lessons to be effective. All of the grade two (24 lessons) of the reading program with slides was completed and entered into the computer. Lessons for grade three were ready for entry and lessons for grades four, five, and six had been written but slides had not been developed. Audio tapes are optional. The findings showed that, in general, computer assisted instruction can be used in pre-vocational literacy training for disadvantaged youths and adults; however, it was recommended that further research be conducted to determine the effectiveness of this technique. (CH)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.