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ERIC Number: ED427199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The World Bank Rural Development Field Staff Distance Learning and Training Strategy.
Mortera-Gutierrez, Fernando
The Rural Development Distance Learning and Training Strategy targets locally recruited field staff of the World Bank Rural Sector. Field staff at the bank's mission offices worldwide are heterogeneous in terms of culture, ethnicity, race, gender, social class, and religion. However, they have the following in common: they follow the Bank's work rules and corporate culture; they share the same job responsibilities; and they have access to means of communication and information that allow them the delivery of instruction and training. Staff needs for learning and training have been identified through a needs assessment report and a formal content analysis of interviews with rural development experts. The core training program provides learning opportunities to enable all rural field staff to perform effectively and efficiently in their current and future assignments. Three broad categories of knowledge and skill needs are bank operations, rural development, and basic skills. The range of training/learning products to enable field staff to follow self-paced learning and distance learning courses and workshops includes printed materials, videotapes and workbook sets, Internet-based training units, CD-ROMs, and audiocassettes. Staff may choose the medium or combination of media most suited to their work and family situation and time availability. The distance learning and training strategy also features interactive communication using e-mail, discussion forums via the Internet or Intranet, and videoconferencing. (Contains 14 references) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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