ERIC Number: ED301764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
How To Write Vocational Training Manuals.
Smith, Christopher A.
Vocational rehabilitation facilities can vary greatly from the standpoints of the client populations they serve and the services they provide. Therefore, to be maximally effective, training manuals for the staff at vocational rehabilitation facilities must be developed at the individual facility at which the staff training is taking place. This guide is intended to serve as a blueprint that will allow facility staff to write training manuals to satisfy the unique needs of their own facility. The following topics are covered in the individual chapters: three critical elements of a training manual (presentation of factual data, knowledge and performance factors, and criteria levels for passing each knowledge and performance area); ways of combining the critical elements in manual form; techniques for describing program content and procedures (research-based and descriptive methods); analysis of program content and procedures (including all critical elements and following standard instructional development strategies); and procedures for reviewing the manual. Appendixes include two sample training manuals--a "services" manual and a manual based on combining knowledge-based data, skill-based data, and presentation description. (MN)
Descriptors: Guides, Instructional Materials, Job Training, Material Development, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Technical Writing, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Writing Skills
Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751 ($14.50).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.