ERIC Number: ED029973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Specialized Educational Programs for Poor Learners for Use in Non-Educational Settings. Final Report.
Sandhofer, Richard G.; Nichols, Jack L., Ed.
Automated audio visual vocational training courses for duplication machine operator and janitor occupations were developed for poor learners to use in rehabilitation centers, state hospitals, etc. Program development included: (1) surveying pertinent literature in the field of program learning of occupations, (2) visiting business and industrial concerns to determine trainee responsibilities, (3) training curriculum development personnel, (4) preparing, testing and revising subject matter, (5) selecting a presentation system, (6) integrating the content and presentation system, and (7) monitoring trainee performance in the completed program. The teaching system used programmed question and response booklets, tape recordings, color slides, structured practice, and human supervision. It was concluded that the programs imparted the necessary skills to poor learners, and could be effectively used in non-educational settings. Individualized vocational training for poor learners has some distinct advantages, and the techniques can be used with similar job training programs for other occupations. The development and reproduction of the programs proved to be time-consuming, difficult and costly. (FP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Fund of Minneapolis, Minn.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Rehabilitation Center, Inc., Minn. Research and Development Div.