Needs Assessment for the Job Skills Education Program
Interim rept. Jan-Dec 1983
AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC
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The Job Skills Education Program JSEP is designed to provide soldiers with the prerequisite knowledge and skills required for successfully learning their Military Occupational specialties MOS. When the JSEP is put into effect, it will replace the Armys current Basic Skills Education Program BSEP with a sophisticated, computer-based system. As a first step in developing JSEP, Army Education Services Officers, teachers, unit commanders, NCOs, and participants in the BSEP II program were requested to provide information about their experiences with BSEP II, and their opinions about the anticipated problems and benefits that would be a function of the proposed standardized, functionalized, computer-based JSEP. Recommendations included emphasizing reading, writing, and listening skills, supplementing computer instruction with demonstrations and practice, training teachers in relevant military subjects, and limiting the open entryexit system. Keywords Literacy Computer aided instruction Curriculum development Teaching methods.
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