ERIC Number: ED300043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-21
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Individualizing Study Programs for Overseas Trainees.
Stanojevic, Patricia S. B.
The Internal Bureau of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) has provided educational development services for Third World countries since 1978. The majority of the individuals who come to Canada to participate in the International Bureau's training programs are faculty members who wish to upgrade their technical and pedagogical skills or learn new skills. These training programs tend to emphasize practical experience, though functional aspects of teaching and curriculum development complement the skill training. The programs, which are generally sponsored by the ACCC or a private consulting firm, use a variety of instructional methods and may last for one day to a year. Designing programs for overseas trainees involves: (1) the establishment of clear objectives for the study tour, which are agreed upon by the trainee, his/her home institution, and the Canadian institution offering the training program; (2) program implementation, which includes finding suitable accommodations; providing an orientation to such aspects of Canadian life as banking, public transportation, and health care; making provisions for cultural needs; and establishing a welcoming and understanding environment; and (3) formative evaluation throughout the training program cycle. (EJV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper based on a workshop presented at the National Conference of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, May 30-June 1, 1988).