ERIC Number: ED276891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Training and Development in Developing Countries.
Savage, Ernest; Samuel, Errol
Differences in training in developing countries can be traced to the experiences of colonization, industrialization, and advancing technology. Since decolonization after World War II, developing countries have had to cope with depleted primary resources and unprecedented and unexpectedly rapid industrialization. Industrialization has taken the form of technology transfer, which has contributed to the loss of indigenous technologies. The developing world is becoming aware that the key to its development lies not in transfer of capital-intensive technologies designed for use where labor is comparatively scarce, but in industrial development that uses those technologies that advance the socioeconomic objective of development. Training and development efforts in developing countries should relate to an industrialization that uses technologies appropriate to specific environments. From a developing country's perspective, training and development have an important role in developing the capacity to use and control appropriate technology. Training and development must be dynamic and focus on an understanding of the respective country's culture in its transition from a low to a higher technology base. Implementation problems include cultural and linguistic diversity of the audience, poor communication, and limited or out-of-date instructional materials, facilities, and training and development personnel. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Vocational Association (Dallas, TX, December 6, 1986).