ERIC Number: ED130242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reading and Readability Research in the Armed Services. Final Report.
Sticht, Thomas G., Ed.; Zapf, Diana Welty, Ed.
The Conference on Reading and Readability Research in the Armed Services brought together reading, technical writing, and readability experts from civilian research and development (R & D) centers with R & D specialists from the armed services for discussion of reading and text-design problems in the military. This report of the proceedings includes perspective papers prepared by research workers representing the air force, army, and navy; the comments and suggestions made by the civilian consultants; and recommendations for future R & D in the services. Major recommendations stressed the need for each service branch to develop a comprehensive plan leading toward a total career-development program; the need for functional, job-related literacy training; the need to consider oral skills as well as literacy skills; and the need for more basic research. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Personnel and Training Branch.; Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arlington, VA.; Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.; Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.