ERIC Number: ED114480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-15
Reference Count: N/A
Developing the Potential of Low Ability Personnel. Final Report for Period 15 June 1974 to 15 June 1975.
Jealous, Fred S.; And Others
The project was an empirical exploration to determine the scope of the learning capacity of marginal Army personnel (those with low scores on Army general ability and aptitude tests), to observe the longitudinal effects of long term, self-managed learning strategies, and to determine the proficiency levels that these men could reach as a result of their application of these strategies. The approach was to design an individualized instructional program to provide participants with the instructional skills and knowledge to manage their own training and educational growth. A 104-page section describes the operational model which utilized 12 interrelated learning concepts and teaching strategies to structure the program into three levels, each containing sub-levels (modules). Data were collected on the self-selected activities engaged in by the 24 participants and the proficiency levels they reached during their stay in the project. Considerable gains were reported in both areas for a majority of the participants. Recommendations for setting up a special program with similar objectives are listed. Appended materials (66 pages) include: a schematic breakdown of model operation (describes the process the participant works through in the project), individual participant scores and mini-case reports, and a correlation matrix. (Author/MS)
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, Carmel, CA.