ERIC Number: ED313552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
ARI Research in Basic Skills Education: An Overview. Research Report 1486.
Simutis, Zita M.; And Others
This document provides an overview of U.S. Army Research Institute (ARI) research, development, evaluation, and curriculum development activities in Army basic skills education from 1980 to 1988. It summarizes the results and products in educational program evaluation, curriculum development, incorporation of learning strategies in educational programs, application of technology to education, and dissemination of research findings. The research and development was aimed at evaluating the Army basic skills program, applying adult basic skills methodologies, disseminating education research findings, and exploring the value of the use of technology in Army education. The following findings were reported: (1) there is less attrition among soldiers who participate in Army basic skills training and they tend to reenlist more often that comparable soldiers who do not participate; (2) computer and videodisc technology can serve as effective delivery systems for education and training; (3) dissemination of research findings to individuals associated with Army education was found to be useful and timely; (4) under some conditions, significant improvements in learning resulted from training in learning strategies; and (5) curriculum development resulted in standardized Army-owned materials that are relevant to soldiers' military duties. (The document contains a 27-item bibliography.) (CML)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.