ERIC Number: ED453812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Training or Performance Improvement?
Ellsworth, James B.
Military Review, v80 n6 p3-8 Nov-Dec 2000
The major change from an industrial to an information-based society has far-reaching implications for the profession of arms. This shift challenges many assumptions about soldier development and requires an aggressive response to retain the U.S. Army's edge despite an expanding mission and a shrinking budget. This article explores some of the critical shortfalls of the traditional military training model. It presents a brief history of Army training models; introduces the principles of human performance improvement; defines key performance improvement terms; discusses the benefits of human performance technology; and provides guidance for field commanders and institutional trainers during performance improvement transition, including several questions that can be used to evaluate whether it is worthwhile for a unit or organization to make that transition from training to human performance improvement. An overview of selected information and training sources is also provided. (AEF)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Educational Principles, Military Organizations, Military Personnel, Military Training, Models, Performance Factors, Performance Technology, Training
For full text: http://www.cgsc.army.mil/milrev/English/NovDec00/ells.htm.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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