ERIC Number: ED173576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Comparing Military and Civilian Skill Training: Instruction and Program Evaluation. Final Report, October 1 - December 31, 1976.
Gray, Burl B.; And Others
A questionnaire study was conducted to gather in-depth comparative data on job training practices in the Department of Defense (DOD), commercial business/institutions/industries (B/I/I), and proprietary trade/technical schools (T/TS). Detailed questionnaires requesting information on the management, conduct, and costs of twelve high-priority job training courses having military and civilian counterparts, were sent to the training managers/directors of thirty-three T/TS, twenty-nine B/I/I, and twenty DOD schools. Of a total of 134 questionnaires mailed, 84 were returned; 41 with usable data (24 from DOD and 17 from T/TS). All B/I/I reporting indicated that they no longer train in the course selected for study. Simple means and percentages comparing DOD and T/TS courses were calculated on the data provided in the 41 questionnaires. Based upon the findings detailed in this report, it was concluded that (1) job training, as conducted in DOD schools, is more job-performance oriented, and evaluation is more objective; (2) student/instructor ratios are similar; and (3) considering that the average DOD course employs approximately four times as many instructors to graduate eleven times as many graduates, DOD school productivity exceeds that of T/TS. (The questionnaire is appended.) (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Industrial Training, Job Skills, Job Training, Management Systems, Military Training, Performance Criteria, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Research Reports, Skill Development, Student Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, Technical Education, Trade and Industrial Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.