ERIC Number: ED230591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Implementing Army Training Programs: Translating Model into Action.
Gray, Wayne D.; Roberts-Gray, Cynthia
While there is a recognized need for new and better ways to train soldiers to fight, many training programs developed in response to this need are used poorly or not at all. In part, the failure to use these training programs stems from the lack of established procedures for monitoring implementation and evaluating use. Effective monitoring can provide information that improves the implementation process, thereby increasing the use of new training programs. Routine evaluation of use issues can result in guidance for modifying existing programs and developing new programs. In this paper a framework for the Life Cycle evaluation of Army training programs is presented. In the Life Cycle framework it is recognized that evaluation issues change as the program "ages." The paper provides an overview of the Life Cycle framework and then focuses on issues important during the process of implementation. The goal is for the "evaluator as monitor" to take actions and make recommendations that will increase the likelihood that the implementation process is successful and the program is routinely used. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Life Cycles
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of Evaluation Research Society and Evaluation Network (Baltimore, MD, October 28-30, 1982).