ERIC Number: ED348509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Training of Trainers: Problems and Trends.
Dupont, Georges; Reis, Fernanda
Trainers must be prepared to provide traditional training and to help design original training systems that make it possible to build up new professional identities. The existing literature provides a clear view of the demand for training for trainers. Studies are now focusing on ways in which the training supply is meeting this demand. Some problems raised by trainers in basic vocational training are limited autonomy and little opportunity for educational innovation, obstacles to student and teacher mobility among Member States of the European Community, and unattractive career advancement and salaries. Trainers in continuing education who have opportunities for greater initiative and autonomy cite these trends: emergence of a more clearly defined training management function, use of outside services, decrease in relative numbers of full-time trainers in enterprise, decentralization of training, and increasing importance of training needs analysis. Studies suggest distinctions among teachers, full-time trainers, and occasional trainers. Specialists in educational engineering and training engineering and training management specialists and technicians are also emerging. The question is how to envisage the training of trainers in a period of transition between the current destructuring stage and establishment of a new integrating cultural model which entails a genuine change of culture. Other problems are opening up access and increasing use of the supply of training. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Continuing Education, Corporate Education, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Staff Development, Teacher Education, Trainers, Training
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).