ERIC Number: ED112059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation of Three U.S. Air Force Instructional Systems Within Civilian Education. A Supplement to the Final Report.
Straubel, James H.
Important lessons can be learned from the educational programs of the military services that can be applied to civilian education. The U.S. Air Force vocational-technical training program is geared to "learning outcomes" which makes it possible to measure job entry capabilities. The Utah Department of Vocational Education studied the potential for using this type of instruction in their schools. Air Force material is developed for specific groups to attain specific performances in a prescribed condition. The criterion for successful instruction is the attainment of certain objectives. This is different from civilian instruction which lacks measurable objectives and centers more on instructional procedures rather than instructional outcomes. The selection of criterion-referenced Air Force material used, with certain additions and modifications, must be based on their success in achieving their objectives. The attitudes of teachers toward their courses and their relation to their students must change with the use of criterion-referenced curriculum. (EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Aerospace Education Foundation, Washington, DC.
Note: For final report, see ED 035 788; The appendix is not included