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ERIC Number: EJ838203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3736
Transfer of Training: A Case-Study of Outsourced Training for Staff from Bhutan
Sofo, Francesco
International Journal of Training and Development, v11 n2 p103-120 Jun 2007
The article examines the perceptions of managers, academics and technical staff in relation to the transfer of training resulting from their participation in out-country training funded by Bhutan's Ministry of Education. Out-country training refers to in-service education, training and professional development programs, especially in relation to technical education, higher education and specialization courses undertaken abroad. The objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of out-country training over a five-year period to gauge the level of training transfer among three different types of participants. The methodology included surveying 149 Bhutanese out-country training participants between 1999 and 2003. A representative sampling technique was used to select 58 academics, 46 managers and 45 technical support staff for inclusion in the survey. Semistructured in-depth interviews were also conducted with 19 of these trainees across the three categories. Results of the study indicate high initial levels of motivation in all trainees, but a change in attitude toward their training once it was underway. On return to the workplace, participants reported even less confidence in their ability to transfer their learning compared to their confidence reported before the program began.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia