ERIC Number: ED112600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Electronic Assembly Self-Instructional Training System for the Deaf: Documentary Report.
Persselin, Leo E.
Reported are the origins, development, and preliminary evaluation of a self-instructional training system to prepare deaf high school students for entry-level electronic assembly jobs in industry. Description of the training system focuses on the following topics: the instructional concept on which the system is based; the method of instruction (including samples from programed texts and filmstrips); the seven learning objectives (such as mechanical assembly and component installation); and administrative characteristics (such as length of the curriculum and teacher requirements). In a section on development of the training system, antecedents of the project (such as a World War II training program) are discussed, and a chronology of project development is provided. Preliminary evaluation involving developmental testing and on-site tryout of prototype materials with approximately 85 hearing impaired students is said to have yielded findings that the program results in achievement of the specified learning objectives, allows for adaptation to individual differences, stimulates peer-tutor relationships, can be highly motivating, requires full-time administration by teachers, and is based on a valid instructional model. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Media Services and Captioned Films Branch.
Authoring Institution: TRW Systems Group, Redondo Beach, CA.