ERIC Number: ED262272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug-23
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Issues in the Development of Training Programs for Chinese Managers.
Chang, Weining C.; Jones, Allan P.
Increasing numbers of industrial/organizational psychologists are becoming involved with the preparation of training seminars for Chinese managers. When developing training programs for Chinese audiences, educational planners need to consider the following factors: differences in the way organizations are structured in the United States and in China, with corresponding differences in the roles, responsibilities, and experience levels of managers; characteristics peculiar to Chinese management trainees; and differing expectations about the content and style of presentation. The following are a few of the recommendations for program developers to bear in mind when preparing material for Chinese audiences: obtain estimated needs statements and participant background summaries from sponsoring agencies; prepare detailed course materials for prior translation and review all translations carefully; remember that Chinese persons value age, dignity, and formality of presentation; maintain a respect for Chinese needs and remain sensitive to contextual communication; strive for a clear and logical stepwise progression of content; use quantitative exercises and repeat points in a variety of ways; and select examples appropriate for Chinese experience. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Management Development, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Psychological Characteristics, Psychological Needs, Student Characteristics, Student Needs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: China