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ERIC Number: ED123389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 13
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A Model of the Developmental Path of Training in Organizations.
Treffman, Stephen A.
Many organizations assign responsibility for planning, administering, and coordinating programs of training for their employees or members to a specialist whose title is usually director of education or training. Not much is known, however, about the process by which that role emerges. By studying the way training evolves in organizations where training directors have been appointed, an evolutionary process which relates to training in organizations generally may be found and brought into focus. The investigation is an attempt at identification of the phases through which training in organizations proceeds as it becomes increasingly formalized. Training is defined as adult socialization offering adaptive and control opportunities to the sponsoring organization. A six stage developmental model was hypothesized. Utilizing the Blau/Scott organization typology for purposes of differentiation, an industrial firm, a labor union, a hospital, and a police department were selected for study and the developmental path of training in each was analyzed and compared. The hypothesized model was reexamined in the light of the data collected. A revised model is proposed and its utility discussed. The relationship between the evolution of training and that of other control functions in organizations is also examined. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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