The status of the instructor training programs in three army installations with special reference to some implications for civilian training
While much has been written regarding the need for training the military instructor in how to teach effectively, and in methods, materials, and procedures to be employed in accomplishing this training, the subject of instructor training in the Army in the light of its implications for civilian education is somewhat unique. In the few years it has been in effect in Army schools, instructor training has enjoyed a phenomenal rise to a position of extreme importance in military education. Its impact is definitely apparent, but hard to measure. Its application to educational purposes is in many respects particularly challenging. However, the literature directly related to this subject is limited. A review of the available literature indicates that no previous definitive work on this particular subject has been written. The present study is believed to be the first attempt to investigate the Army program of instructor training in the light of its implications for civilian education. As a result, much of the documentation in this study must necessarily reflect personal conversations with instructors and other key personnel at the schools studied, and personal observations of classes in instructor training in session at these schools.