ERIC Number: ED058411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: N/A
SNAP/SMART: Technical Training for the Disadvantaged.
Educational Computer Corp., Radnor, PA.
This project was designed to develop and test unique curricula that demonstrate means of circumventing the customary training program reliance on reading and thus eliminate an artificial barrier to the training and employment of a large portion of the population. A number of specialized educational techniques and equipment were used in the curriculum design. Included among these were the SMART simulator, slide-tape presentations which are called controlled laboratory exercises, and programed text material developed by the contractor for the grades 5 to 8 reading level. More than 1 1/2 years after graduation, most of the graduates are employed, doing training related work and earning good wages. Basic reading and mathematics instruction also benefited the trainees. The successful employment generally achieved indicated at least minimally successful attitude changes. (Author/GEB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Placement, Program Descriptions, Reading Difficulty, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Simulation, Skill Development, Teaching Machines, Teaching Methods, Technical Occupations, Unskilled Workers
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB 199 976, MF $.95; see catalog for hardcopy price)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Computer Corp., Radnor, PA.