ERIC Number: ED471134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Learning-Style Characteristics of JROTC Cadets and Instructors: Implications for Training and Instruction.
Dunn, Rita; Honigsfeld, Andrea; Martel, Laurence D.
During the year 2000, 1,737 students were randomly selected to represent 231,000 students participating in 1,350 JROTC programs in three regions of the United States. The intention of this study was to identify whether a dominant learning style preference would be revealed for this student population as compared to the learning style of the general population of high school students. Also examined were the following: variations in gender and ethnicity patterns that might contribute to the shaping of policies and programs to achieve the JROTC mission more effectively; whether a unique learning style characterized the instructors who worked with JROTC students and how their styles compared to the general population of secondary instructors; and whether gender or ethnic differences in learning styles existed within the group of participating JROTC instructors. Based on findings an analyses of both JROTC students' and instructors' learning style portraits, recommendations were developed for enhancing curriculum and instruction for JROTC students in harmony with the implementation of strategies and program course content initiated by Cadet Command. An overview of the Dunn and Dunn Learning-Style Model is provided. Includes two tables and three figures. An appendix lists instruments for identifying learning style, with grade/training level. (Contains 190 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis, High School Students, Information Processing, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Modalities, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Military Training, Secondary Education
For full text: http://www.rotc.monroe.army.mil/jrotc/documents/Curriculum/NAIL/NAIL%20Research.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Army Cadet Command Headquarters, Fort Monroe, VA.
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