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ERIC Number: EJ964701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1366-5626
Workplace Learning for the Public Good: Implementation of a Standardized, Competency-Based Curriculum in Texas WIC
Kessler, Seth A.; Horton, Karissa D.; Gottlieb, Nell H.; Atwood, Robin
Journal of Workplace Learning, v24 n4 p270-285 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe preceptors' implementation experiences after implementing a workplace learning program in Texas WIC (women, infant, and children) agencies and identify implementation best practices. Design/methodology/approach: This research used qualitative description methodology. Data collection consisted of 11 semi-structured interviews lasting approximately one hour with all preceptors who piloted a workplace learning program in five Texas local agencies to examine barriers, facilitating factors, best practices, and the workplace learning program's impact. Findings: This research identified several workplace learning implementation best practices, including the importance of planning at multiple organizational levels, candidate selection, flexible implementation design, managerial buy-in, preceptor knowledge and availability, open communication, and the establishment of clear expectations and timelines. Originality/value: Examining implementation of a workplace learning program across a multi-level public health service organization using a multi-theoretical approach contributes to the existing workplace learning literature. Recommendations regarding implementation best practices are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas