ERIC Number: ED315213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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Please Don't Ignore the Adult in Me! Using Human Resource Development (HRD) Training Strategies To Enhance Transfer of Inservice Learning.
Nelson, Jeniece E.
This paper discusses the concepts of Human Resources Development (HRD), andragogy (adult learning), and transfer of training as factors to be considered when designing training for special education teachers in rural schools. A critical question facing HRD professionals who design and deliver inservice training for special education teachers in rural schools is "What can be done to ensure that the skills learned and practiced during training will result in behavior changes once the trainees return to their classrooms?" Transfer of training may be a particularly challenging issue in rural schools because schools often are located in areas where access to educational agencies, and even trained teachers, is difficult for recent trainees. Transfer strategies recommended by HRD and staff development professionals are listed. Finally, some results are presented from a transfer of training survey that asked 44 rural Kentucky special education teachers to list factors that assisted them most in implementing their recent inservice training. This paper contains 28 references. (TES)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky