ERIC Number: ED103309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
International Training Support in Non-Formal Education. Program of Studies in Non-Formal Education. Team Reports.
The study team reports from the Program of Studies in Non-Formal Education series SO 008 056 through SO 008 065 define non-formal education and search for cross-cultural applications within the research. This document in the series assumes that there are cross-cultural applications for non-formal, educational research and searches for ways and means of effecting those applications through training support programs. Six steps are identified for the design of an international training support program: (1) identification of manpower needs, (2) design of training experiences to meet the needs, (3) selection of training participants, (4) design of programs and selection of training institutions, (5) conduct of the training, and (6) use of the new trainees. A reliance upon formal documentation to communicate training needs from the field to the training institution emerges when the six step model is related to previous experience in training support for formal education. In non-formal education the lack of such communication and the existence of other characteristics which mitigate the effectiveness of the six step model result in the recommendation for a training support "network" approach. The approach stipulates early involvement of training institutions in need assessment and strategy formulation, envisages a major in-country training thrust balanced with training abroad as needed, and provides necessary network structure. (Author/JH)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for International Studies in Education.
Note: For related documents, see SO 008 151 through SO 008 154