ERIC Number: ED222705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Education in National Defense. Occasional Paper No. 86.
Relationships need to be built between the military training system and vocational education. Vocational education, or specialized skill training as the military terms it, provides the skills and knowledge needed in specific military occupations. It has two parts--initial training and progression training. A process called Instructional Systems Development ensures that training is consistent with job requirements. Because of the time required in the process, shortcuts have often been taken to speed up the process and mistakes in the development of some training systems have been made. Corrective action has two forms: lengthening of formal school training and more classroom instruction at or near the job site. Other trends in training include development and use of simulators and simulation technology and experimentation with computer technology and video technologies. One way to broaden the military's partnership with vocational education is through cooperation between the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Education. The DOD has provided training packages to education for conversion to high school curricula for vocational and technical schools. There is interest in vocational education assistance in recruitment, military training, and training for civilians for defense-related industries. The DOD also needs information about the capacity of industries to gear up for defense production. (Questions and answers are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Armed Forces, Educational Cooperation, Information Dissemination, Institutional Cooperation, Military Training, National Defense, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Technology Transfer, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (OC 86, $2.25).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.