ERIC Number: ED088094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
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A Computer Assisted Literacy Development Program for Career Oriented Youths and Adults, Ages 14-24. Final Report.
Golub, Lester S.
The purpose of the project was to develop and validate a computer-assisted literacy development program for career oriented youth, ages 14-24. This goal has been accomplished so that there now exists a model for a total computerized reading program for young adults. The end product of this program consists of adult diagnostic reading level tests, an occupational interest inventory, and instruction in literacy and occupational information. Several stages of development were required to produce the LITE program on the IBM 1500 Instructional System. The summative evaluation of the program showed that students participating in the LITE program made considerable gains in their literacy development and outstanding gains in their knowledge of career information. The attitude of students in the computer-assisted instruction (CAI) mode of the program was significantly better than the attitude of students taking a programed text version of the program. Since the LITE program is successful, it is suggested that funds become available to bring the program to a large number of students, that materials on the world of work and code-breaking skills be brought to special education and adult basic education persons, and that the career information areas be further developed to meet the vocational needs of career-oriented youths. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Computer-Assisted Instruction Lab.