ERIC Number: ED027458
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Publication Date: 1968
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Education of Development Technicians; A Guide to Training Programs.
Trail, Thomas F.
Based on a survey of 150 training syllabuses and interviews with training specialists, this study concentrated on training conducted in the United States for development technicians in government, voluntary, business, university, and religious agencies immediately before or soon after the technicians begin work overseas. Many major problems were revealed, including the limited curriculums of training agencies, hasty and questionable preparation of many technicians, scarce training materials, low training priorities assigned by administrators, poor training methods, and the great diversity of trainee backgrounds and experience. Persons involved in conducting training agreed that technical and professional matters, cross cultural understandings, and developmental processes are curriculum areas essential to technician preparation. They also indicated that the following aspects thereof deserve high training priority; agency philosophy and objectives, agency resources, administration, cultural adjustment, language skills, intercultural relations, institution building, and technological change. Appendixes include a list of training programs, footnotes, and a selected bibliography. (ly)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Change Agents, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Needs, Evaluation, Overseas Employment, Professional Training, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Surveys, Technical Assistance, Technical Education, Units of Study
Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, 111 Fourth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10003.
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