ERIC Number: ED288996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
A Review & Critique of Trainee-Oriented Training Programs.
Klein-Konz, Ann; Todd-Mancillas, William R.
This paper reviews literature on trainee-oriented training programs, which assign to individual employees predominant responsibility for diagnosing organizational problems requiring changes in employees' behaviors. A Self-Change, Adaption, and Modification (SCAM) Model is developed. The literature support for the model is written in similar fashion to Todd-Mancillas and Kibler's (1975) change model from which the SCAM Model is derived. Instead of presenting the literature review in standard essay format, it is presented in logical, sequential segments, each supporting one of the SCAM training steps. The literature support for SCAM training steps follows this format: name of element, purpose of the element, and a list of literature support citations for that step. The steps are problem identification, behavioral assessment, analysis of behavioral discrepancy, steps to ideal status (action planning), measurement of results, recommendations for change, and post assessment. The final section recommends improvement of the trainee-oriented training program literature by upgrading the quality of research undertaken and published and providing more detailed explanations of how to implement SCAM programs. A reference list is attached. (YLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (Boston, MA, November 4-7, 1987).