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ERIC Number: ED133499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Training for the Military.
McFann, Howard H.
Descriptions of major categories of training, and methodology, techniques, status, and trends are presented in this discussion of military training. After noting the five categories of training--recruit, officer acquisition, specialized skill, flight, and professional development education--emphasis is placed on a discussion of recruit, or basic training, and specialized skill training. The section on recruit training covers the length of training, the goals, and a description of the various instructional programs. The specialized skill training section provides a general discussion of course length, changes in instructional approaches, and different areas of specialization. Concluding remarks point out that (1) all training is becoming subject to cost-effectiveness scrutiny, (2) the trend is toward performance-based job-oriented training that employs a variety of methods and media, and employs criterion-references testing, and (3) emphasis is on greater flexibility in training approach and training time, with a greater reliance on the individual both as learner and job performer. A bibliography is appended. (WL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Paper presented at a conference on social psychology of military service (University of Chicago, April, 1975)