ERIC Number: ED261184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-15
Skills Development Training in the Consultancy Mode: An Experience in Ecuador.
Bhola, H. S.
A group of instructional planners from the United States was invited to help establish a vocational skills development project to help meet the need for adequately trained workers in Ecuador's small- and medium-sized enterprises in the industrial, service, commercial and agricultural sectors of the economy. A logicodialetical model called the CLER model was used in the conceptualization of the project. The CLER model assumes that the probability of a change event depends on the following: optimization of configurational relationships (C) and linkages (L) among the social configurations in the change event, the environments (E) to which the various social configurations in the change event are responding, and the resources (R) available to the social configurations. The project was intended to develop a training technology that would incorporate the principles of competency-based instruction, establish learning resource centers to undergird the new training technology, and institutionalize linkages between the training system to be proposed and the private sector. Training will be offered in the consultancy mode, and the training model will consist of five stages: demand, diagnosis, definition, design, and delivery. The project, which is still in the preliminary planning stage, is slated to have a built-in evaluation system that will use both formalized and naturalistic methods of evaluation. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Case Studies, Competency Based Education, Consultation Programs, Cooperative Planning, Delivery Systems, Developing Nations, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Instructional Systems, Job Training, Models, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ecuador