ERIC Number: ED112132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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Training: Program Development and Evaluation. Behavioral Science in Industry Series 2.
Goldstein, Irwin L.
Written for students and practitioners who are interested in the systematic development and evaluation of training programs, the document presents a framework for examining current efforts and establishing new instructional programs in education, business, and government environments. Part 1: Assessment and Evaluation, six chapters, presents an instructional systems approach to development and evaluation of programs, and describes three necessary components for establishing an instructional program: (1) specifying objectives in relation to need-assessment, (2) establishing success measuring criteria, and (3) examining program validity and control exerted by experimental designs. Part 2: The Learning Environment, two chapters, examines the theoretical and empirical bases of learning, emphasizing basic as well as complex determinants of transfer of learning. Part 3: Instructional Approaches, three chapters, discusses a variety of training techniques in terms of program description, evaluation, and problem areas faced by the researcher and practitioner. Epilog, Instructional Programs: A Recapitulation lists three suggestions for future research activity: (1) the use of empirical measurement techniques to determine objective achievement, (2) the examination of combined technique approaches, and (3) the evaluation of programs through relevant multiple criteria. (LH)
Descriptors: Educational Programs, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Programs, Learning, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Training Methods, Transfer of Training
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