ERIC Number: ED176029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of the Human Characteristics of Curriculum Materials Used in an Air National Guard Leadership Development Program with the Characteristics of Students Encountering the Materials: A Study Using the Annehurst Curriculum Classification System.
French, Russell L.; And Others
The Annehurst Curriculum Classification System (ACCS), a tool for matching individual learners with appropriate curriculum materials, was used with a group of fifty-nine students (Air National Guard officer candidates) and their four instructor-advisors to examine two issues: (1) the applicability of the ACCS in a highly structured, career-related, adult education program and (2) the appropriateness of the curriculum materials for the students in this program. During the second week of the six-week intensive course all sixty-three participants received two hours of training in ACCS procedures for assessing learner characteristics. Students completed the self-assessment and instructors the student assessment at that time and again at the end of the course. Researchers analyzed all print and non-print curriculum materials using ACCS criteria. Findings indicate that the ACCS does have applications in such a program. Adult learners and instructors can assess student learning characteristics with minimal exposure to and training in the ACCS: patterns of ratings of the learner group by both students and instructors were generally consistent from pre- to posttest and were very similar. With reference to the suitability of the materials, profiles of student characteristics were high in experience, intelligence, and creativity while profiles of the materials tend to be low in all those as well as in motivation, emotion-personality, and social content. Modification of the materials was recommended. (JT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.