School of Education


Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (EdD)


Beth Ackerman


Differentiated Instruction, Military, Learning Strategies, Learning Styles


Adult and Continuing Education | Education


As the individuals identified as the Millennial Generation transition into adulthood, postsecondary instructional institutions must adjust training methods for increased learning. This postsecondary institutional transformation is not exclusionary, thus military training must also evolve to increase knowledge acquisition. For soldiers in the unit supply specialist program, training utilized differentiated instruction methods and strategies with an end state of improved learning for soldiers at their first duty station and lasting through the course of their career. This revised learning methodology has increased property accountability as directed by the Command Supply Discipline Program, Department of the Army. Conducting an ANCOVA on Control and Experimental group posttest scores, there appeared to be no significant differences within group (p=.669). The results of the study, as conducted, did not prove the modification of learning produce significant results. However this research study has initiated additional questions on the analysis of the modification of soldier instruction through the use of differentiated instruction techniques. Further analysis would include the expansion of the sample population to a more diverse cohort of soldiers represented across a larger military community with focus remaining on the initial entry soldier.