ERIC Number: ED034108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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A.I.D. Participant Training Program; The Transfer and Use of Development Skills.
Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Using interviews and questionnaire, this survey investigated aspects of the Agency for International Development (AID) training programs, participants' reactions, and subsequent uses made of training. Data were obtained on personal background and occupation, pretraining activities, actual program sojourns, and the aftermath. These were among the findings: (1) typically, former trainees were relatively mature (age 35), experienced men occupying administrative, technical, and professional positions in government service; (2) leading fields of training were agriculture, industry and mining, education, health, public administration, and transportation; (3) observation tours or combinations of methods predominated; (4) trainees were satisfied with selection processes and initial information on social and cultural patterns, but less so with other aspects of their preparation; (5) program length (preferably longer) was the main point in overall evaluations; (6) most trainees were satisfied with, and a majority have made effective use of, their training; (7) program length, participant involvement in planning, perceived career advantages, satisfaction, and relationships to AID were significantly related to utilization, but evaluations of nontechnical program aspects apparently were not. (ly)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Methods, Followup Studies, Foreign Students, Occupational Information, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Program Length, Statistical Data, Surveys, Technical Assistance, Training, Transfer of Training
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Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Agency for International Development