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ERIC Number: ED554904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 158
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3031-4983-2
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The Effectiveness of International Military Education and Training on Foreign Democracies: A Correlational Study
Edwards, Roland M.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
The purpose for conducting the quantitative correlational study was to determine if international military education and training (IMET) courses affect the civil-military perceptions of foreign students. The secondary purpose for conducting the correlational study was to determine if there was a relationship between Africans and Western Hemispheric students' perceptions of how civilian control of the military influenced their understanding of democracy in the United States, international human rights standards, and their professional development. The analyses of the data revealed there were statistically significant relationships between the dependent and independent variables to conclude foreign students value IMET. Because of the value foreign students placed on IMET training, the civil-military perceptions of foreign students were affected by IMET training. The significance of the outcome of the study to leadership filled the gap in the literature regarding measures of effectiveness for IMET programs. The conclusion of the quantitative correlational study contributed new information to the literature. Two new pieces of information involved African and Western Hemispheric students, primarily military, who conducted professional development with U.S. forces value IMET courses. From the findings of the correlational study, policymakers have clear evidence IMET courses influenced students. A significant correlation between value and influence as reported by African and Western Hemispheric students was noted in the findings. Because of the linking of the two indicators, policymakers can place IMET on a higher priority compared to government programs showing unclear results. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa