Accession Number:

ADA073730

Title:

Method for Determining Language Objectives and Criteria. Executive Summary.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 77-30 Jun 79,

Corporate Author:

DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION ASSOCIATES INC SYRACUSE NY

Report Date:

1979-05-25

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

This executive summary describes the communicationlanguage objectives-based system CLOBS developed to support the front-end analysis efforts of the DLIFLC. The CLOBS functions as a subsystem of the ISD approach currently in use in the TRADOC school system. It is congruent with the principles set forth in the Interservice Procedures for Instructional Systems Development TRADOC Pam 350-30. The task assigned to this project was to develop a systematic set of procedures for determining Terminal Skill Objectives TSOs and their supporting Enabling Objectives EOs for foreign language training within the ISD framework. This system must be capable of determining the TSOs and EOs for any jobduty position in any language. It must be compatible with TRADOC school guidelines, cost-effective, generalizable, and performance oriented. Five jobduty positions and three languages were selected for field testing and system validation. Three phases were developed for the CLOBS 1 the task analysis phase 2 the TSO conversion phase and 3 the EO phase. Job and task analysis was conducted through on-site interviews with MOS holders, interviews with high level decision makers, observation, and follow-up surveys. Validation of all analyses, instruments, procedures, and objectives was done both with User Agency personnel and with DLIFLC faculty, task analysts, course developers, and evaluators.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE