Implementation of a Cognitive Skills Training Program in ROTC: The Leadership Enrichment Program
Final rept. Sep 1983-Jul 1985
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This report describes the planning and implementation of a program to improve the general cognitive skills of Reserve Officer Training Corps ROTC cadets. This program, the Leadership Enrichment program LEP, was largely the application of the Instrumental Enrichment IE program Feuerstein, 1980 and was designed to take several years. But it had to be canceled after one year due to a shortage of resources before concrete results could be obtained. However, there were valuable lessons learned for those interested in one of the following 1 cognitive skills training, 2 field research on training programs in the Army, and 3 conducting intervention programs in ROTC. This report both documents the work done and provides information for those with these interests. The IE program is described in some detail because it is an important program in itself and because any general cognitive skills program would probably have analogous principles and procedures. There is also information on the issues one has to deal with in implementing training programs and in conducting intervention programs in ROTC.
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