ERIC Number: ED095352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Evaluation of a Pre-School Study Manual for Drill Sergeant Candidates. Professional Paper No. 5-74.
Osborn, William C.; Kraemer, Ronald E.
Research was conducted to develop and evaluate study materials that would help prospective drill sergeant candidates prepare for drill sergeant school. A study manual containing relevant readings, study objectives, and self-tests was prepared. Diagnostic exams were developed and used to evaluate the achievement of a class of drill sergeant candidates who used the manual in their pre-school study program. Results showed that men using the manual demonstrated only slightly higher learning than those who did not use it. Failure to study may be the cause, which suggests that low motivation may be a problem. The report suggests allowing the men more time for monitored study, establishing a minimum qualifying score for entry to the school, and using the diagnostic exams to screen potential candidates. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Chief of Research and Development (Army), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.