ERIC Number: ED360471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Effectiveness of National Training Boards. Training Discussion Papers No. 110.
Wilson, David N.
This combination report/guide summarizes practical "how-to" information on the development and operation of national training boards that was gathered in a series of case studies of the effectiveness of national training boards in Canada, Singapore, Sweden, and the United Kingdom and in studies of training boards in Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, and South Africa. The introductory chapter describes the research on which the guide is based, discusses common themes affecting the quality of training in the countries studied, and examines the rationale for training programs. Chapter 2 summarizes the subsequent discussion of the effectiveness of national training boards in the form of a checklist and guidelines for use by countries considering establishing a national training board. Chapters 3-9 synthesize research findings into practical recommendations dealing with the following aspects of initiating and operating national training boards: enabling legislation, training board composition, training board structure, financial resources, delivery of training, institutional planning and operations, and testing and certification. Chapters 10 and 11, which are more analytical than the chapters preceding them, examine the perception and images of national training boards and lessons learned from the case studies. Contains 59 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Case Studies, Check Lists, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, National Programs, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Brazil; Canada; Colombia; Germany; Singapore; South Africa; Sweden; United Kingdom