ERIC Number: ED120404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Remedial Training in the Naval Service: One Last Chance for Many Recruits. Report No. 75-17.
This study examined the effectiveness of three naval service remedial programs. Academic remedial training was established to raise the literacy of marginal Navy recruits to at least the fifth grade level and to help these men function effectively during their enlistments. The physical conditioning platoon was instituted in the Marine Corps to help physically marginal and overweight Marine recruits improve their physical fitness and self-confidence. For those Marine recruits who have difficulty adjusting to recruit training, a motivation platoon was created to promote greater acceptance of and involvement in the service. Even though many literacy trainees did not attain the desired final fifth grade reading level, the mean gain in reading skills was over a year, and for those with final reading scores over the fifth grade, there were many more effective than noneffective sailors. Positive improvements in attitudes, perceptions of their bodies, and personality characteristics were obtained for trainees assigned to the physical conditioning platoon and motivation platoon. The objectives of each program were achieved. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Enlisted Personnel, Literacy Education, Military Training, Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Physical Fitness, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Skills, Remedial Programs, Self Concept, Self Esteem
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (Order No. AD-A015-666; HC $3.25, MF $2.25)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA.