ERIC Number: ED029110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Programmed Instruction for Aides in Physical Therapy. Final Report.
McDaniel, Lucy V.
The purpose of this project was to develop an effective, efficient, standard method of training aides using programed instruction. A 2-month curriculum which had been established in the Los Angeles County Hospitals in 1962 was refined and objectives were specified in behavioral terms. Programed instruction materials were written for the knowledge aspects of the course, and tests were developed to evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum and the materials. The November 1967 class of trainees who participated in the demonstration project were compared with trainees of 1963 who had had formal group training but no programed instruction and with a group trained in 1961 or before with on-the-job training only. The test results indicated that those who had had formal training attained more knowledge than those with on-the-job training only. There was no significant difference between formal group training without programed instruction and formal group training with programmed instruction. However, the latter required 35 percent less instructor time. It is recommended that programed instruction be integrated into formal training programs because it conserves instructor time, provides for flexible scheduling for large or small groups, and aids in standardizing content. Appendixes include a sample test, a curriculum outline, a day-by-day program schedule, and a rating scale. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Inc., Downey, CA.