ERIC Number: ED079978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Automated Apprenticeship Training (AAT). A Systematized Audio-Visual Approach to Self-Paced Job Training.
Pieper, William J.; And Others
Two Automated Apprenticeship Training (AAT) courses were developed for Air Force Security Police Law Enforcement and Security specialists. The AAT was a systematized audio-visual approach to self-paced job training employing an easily operated teaching device. AAT courses were job specific and based on a behavioral task analysis of the two Security Police speciality areas. AAT graduates were compared with graduates of comparable Airmen Basic Resident courses and Career Development Courses by Aptitude Group design. Evaluation criteria included a job specific performance test, an apprentice knowledge test, and supervisor's ratings. Results indicated superior scores for the AAT graduates on all three. AAT reduced the dependence on reading skills, and this, combined with the self-paced and audiovisual features, aided training of low aptitude trainees without penalizing those of higher aptitude. Trainee manhour requirements were lowered 30% and supervisory manhours 70%. Lastly instructors preferred the AAT courses and easily integrated them into training programs. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Aptitude Tests, Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction, Autoinstructional Aids, Career Development, Educational Programs, Independent Study, Job Training, Law Enforcement, Low Ability Students, Military Personnel, Military Training, Performance Tests, Programed Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Research Reports, Security Personnel
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lowry AFB, CO. Technical Training Div.; Applied Science Associates, Inc., Valencia, PA.