ERIC Number: ED110795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of an Open-Access, Performance Oriented Curriculum for Training the Military Policeman (MOS 95B20). Final Report.
Suchman, J. Richard; And Others
In accordance with the Army's emphasis on performance-oriented instruction, this project was undertaken to revise the Basic Law Enforcement Course (BLEC) offered by the U.S. Military Police School at Fort Gordon. Through a unique combination of systems engineering, group problem-solving, and peer instruction, an individualized, open-access curriculum design was developed. This design afforded the basic MP student greater flexibility and choice in the use of a variety of instructional techniques made available (e.g., videotaped demonstration, slide-tape programs, practical exercises, peer instruction, and performance tests). A prototypic unit of the course was fully developed and tested in a trial run to assess its feasibility, training effectiveness, and overall acceptance by the instructors and students. Only minor operational problems were encountered. Instructor and student attitudes were universally favorable to the new design. An experimental group of 51 students trained in the prototypic unit on the trial run surpassed by a significant margin the performance of a control group that had been taught the same material through conventional methods. On the basis of the trial run results, systems engineering of the entire BLEC was undertaken in accordance with open-access design. (Six appendixes include various task analysis procedures.) (Author/BP)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Evaluation Methods, Individualized Instruction, Law Enforcement, Military Personnel, Military Training, Peer Teaching, Police, Problem Solving, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Systems Approach, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.