ERIC Number: ED072316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
A Model Program to Instruct Manpower Training Personnel in the Selection and Application of Remedial Instructional Materials to Meet Individual Trainee Needs. Phase I Report.
Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.
The long-range goal of this program was to develop a sufficient number of qualified personnel to establish and operate Individualized Manpower Training (IMT) Systems for disadvantaged and handicapped youths and adults. The objectives were to: (1) develop instructional materials and procedures using a programmed instructional process; (2) train several groups of administrators, counselors, and teachers who are involved in on-going manpower programs to use an IMT System in basic remedial education; (3) develop prototype materials for a mechanical occupational cluster, which will integrate the prevocational and occupational plan with basic remedial education in a total IMT System; and (4) conduct a continuous monitoring of the staff training program during development, assess its impact, and provide observational analysis factors which appear to be related to the success of program implementation. The products and materials prepared during the project were either completely developed or modified to fit in the IMT System. The IMT System staff were provided individualized staff training courses in the use of basic remedial guides in establishing individualized basic remedial instruction in Learning Resource Centers; in developing a diagnostic profile for each trainee; in developing an individual training plan for each one; and in evaluating the progress of the trainees. The products prepared were printed materials (5 guides and 1 programmed lesson) and tape-slide modules. The findings of the project clearly demonstrate that it is possible to train staff to establish and operate an IMT System within a short time by use of individualized instruction. (Author/DB)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.