ERIC Number: ED051469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Vocational Instruction Systems of the Air Force Applied to Civilian Education.
Aerospace Education Foundation, Washington, DC.
The work reported in this book represents the first attempt to explore systematically the feasibility of applying military training experience to civilian education. In the U.S. Air Force, vocational-technical training has for years been geared to "learning outcomes." The Air Force training establishment is accountable for producing graduates with acceptable job entry requirements. All Air Force sources are based on predetermined and specified performance objectives. Relatively simple adaptations of military developed course materials could save dollars and research man-hours. Part I of this study concentrates on the important first step which must be taken by any school system which would practice learning-outcome education. During the experiments in Utah, described in Part I of the book, teachers were exposed for the first time to courses based on specified performance objectives. Their reaction to the experience, and their action to meet this challenge, is covered in Part II of this study. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Military Schools, Performance Criteria, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education
Praeger Publishers, 111 Fourth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10003 (No price quoted)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Aerospace Education Foundation, Washington, DC.