ERIC Number: ED116161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Program of Army Functional Job Reading Training: Development, Implementation, and Delivery Systems. Final Report.
Sticht, Thomas G., Ed.
This report describes the development of an experimental program of job reading training designed to provide a level of functional literacy appropriate to minimal job task reading requirements in six major career clusters. Program effectiveness for both general and job reading training is described in data based on the reading performance of some 3,000 adult students at six Army Training Centers at which the program was implemented. Reading Training performance was measured by both a standardized test of general reading comprehension and an experimental measure of the job reading task skills required to learn and to perform a job. This research also investigated the feasibility of three alternative systems for providing job reading training concurrently with other components of job training, rather than as preparatory training. Major findings indicate that: (1) a substantial portion of job trainees are deficient in job reading skills; (2) six weeks of focused job reading training improved job reading skills to the seventh grade reading level (a gain of two reading grade level years specific to job reading skills); and (3) programs of integrated job reading and job skills training are feasible. (Author/MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.