Job-Oriented Basic Skills (JOBS) Curricula: An Overview of Four Research Studies to Improve Program Effectiveness.
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The purpose of this study was to identify areas of instructional methods, techniques, strategies, or content that could be used to improve the program effectiveness of the job-oriented basic skills JOBS curricula. Subjects were lower aptitude students from a variety of settings. Four different study agencies administered four alternative strategies schema-based studying, learned helplessness alleviation, instructional sequencing, and hierarchical displays. There were no significant results from any one study and results were ambiguous among themselves. It is concluded that the four studies merely set a foundation from which to conduct future research in the area of basic skills learning by lower aptitude students. Author
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