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ERIC Number: EJ727130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
Computer-Based Training for Immigrant Latinos with Limited Formal Education
Anger, W. Kent; Tamulinas, Alys; Uribe, Andrea; Ayala, Cesar
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v26 n3 p373-389 2004
Mexican immigrants working at a wholesale nursery were involved in developing user instructions for a computer-based instruction system. Sixty-one Latinos with 0 to 16 years of education completed user instructions delivered on the computer, and all but 3 completed training content about the nursery. Based on objective criteria, program use was rated as "somewhat easy" to "easy" for most participants with more than 3 years of education, whereas 50% of those with 0 to 2 years of education completed content with "difficulty" or "struggled." Participants who completed the computer-based posttest (n =22) had a mean performance of 96%, which was significantly better than the performance of 87% (n = 18) on an oral pretest (p = .003, d = 1.02). Thus, computer-based instruction can effectively train immigrant Latinos who have very limited formal education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States