ERIC Number: ED036691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Dimensions of Training for Overseas Assignment.
Foster, Robert J.
The report presented a conceptual framework for looking at the problem of training personnel for overseas assignment. Characteristics of the overseas situation that were relatively unique, prevalent, and likely to have a significant effect on performance were briefly described and classified. The characteristics of overseas jobs, i.e. difference in cultural values and assumptions, political overtones, interorganizational conflict, difference in language, technical differences, differences in physical environment, unprogramed nature of the work and ambiguity were analyzed. From this analysis two types of goals for training were formulated: objectives in terms of kind of learning, and objectives in terms of content. Within each a conceptual breakdown of types of objectives was presented as a general analytical framework of delivering goals for specific training programs. The report represents an interpretative summary of much of the research and writing on training for overseas work, but does not attempt to survey the literature. (author/pt)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Attitudes, Communication Problems, Culture Conflict, Educational Programs, Foreign Policy, Government Employees, Job Training, Leadership Responsibility, Learning Processes, Overseas Employment, Performance Factors, Physical Environment, Social Environment, Training Objectives
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Alexandria, VA. Human Resources Research Office.