ERIC Number: ED082608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
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The USMA Experience and Tomorrow's US Army Officer.
Prather, Charles G., IV.
The basic question is how to better evaluate and provide a proper curriculum for the accomplishment of the mission of the United States Military Academy. The development of the complete curricula, called the USMA experience, was examined. Data was gathered using a literature search, and a study of Department of the Army and USMA records. The review indicated that no formula for devising the curriculum had been used, but that it was gradually developed based on the judgment of the USMA leaders and influential national officials concerned. It was noted that the capabilities of automatic data processing equipment could be used to form a data base for graduate evaluation and thereby provide trends and relationships to the USMA experience from which decisions on the curriculum and policies could be made. A program using product appraisal studies was recommended. (Author)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Military Schools, Military Training
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-761-066, MF $1.45, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.