ERIC Number: ED278768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
A Guide to the Identification of Training Needs. Second Edition.
Boydell, T. H.
This guide is intended to help planners and trainers assess the training needs of industrial organizations. Addressed in the individual chapters are the following topics: types of training needs (three levels of needs--organizational, occupational, individual, organizational training needs and objectives, and present and future needs); present training needs (multiple-cause problems, symptoms of present needs, quantification of symptoms, training or other needs, and other weaknesses); future training needs (nature and agent of change); basic labor force planning (procedures for forecasting requirements and labor force supply); the process of identifying training needs (management responsibility, models of the process, presentation of information and determination of priorities, and reasons why assessing training needs should be an ongoing process); and approaches to training needs (different training needs; the organization development, welfare, administrative, and political approaches; metagoals as a new set of needs; responsibility for identifying needs; and some methods of data collection). Appendixes to the guide include discussions of some characteristics of five approaches to training, some data collection methods and systematic training in 10 steps. Twenty-two figures and 11 tables supplement the text. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Data Collection, Educational Needs, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Industrial Education, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment, Organizational Development, Planning, Postsecondary Education, Training Methods
British Association for Commercial and Industrial Education, 16 Park Crescent, London, England W1N 4AP (4.30 pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: British Association for Commercial and Industrial Education, London (England).
Note: Supersedes ED 064 614. Some figures contain small type.