ERIC Number: ED040316
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Publication Date: 1969
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Education for National Development; Effects of U.S. Technical Training Programs.
Gollin, Albert E.
The book is devoted to a detailed examination of the character, evaluation and selected consequences of a U.S. technical assistance program called "participant training." This program seeks, through education and training of foreign nationals, to develop the needed human resources for economic progress and modernization of traditional social systems. More than 100,000 people from underdeveloped nations have taken part in this program, receiving training in the United States or other countries. Undertaken on a cooperative binational basis, participants (who make the core of the study) were surveyed in more than thirty developing countries. The same interview tools were designed and used in each country to ensure maximum comparability of findings. The results indicated that the greater the U.S. Overseas Mission support for returned participants through personal contacts and assistance, the greater the use they will make of the skills and techniques they have acquired. Extensive bibliography has been included. (Author/PT)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Foreign Nationals, Foreign Students, Participant Characteristics, Placement, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Research, Statistical Data, Study Abroad, Surveys, Technical Assistance, Training
Praeger Publishers, 111 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY 10003
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