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Theory and Practice of Training

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ISBN-10: 0749441569

ISBN-13: 9780749441562

Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Roger Buckley, Jim Caple

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* An exhaustive study of the theory and practice of training * Fifth edition of title famous within training circles * Case studies illustrate the theory * Popular case study approach * New text on training consultancies, computer-based training, on-line learning, and marketing the training function. Firmly established as a comprehensive introduction to the topic, this fully updated 5th edition provides a wide-ranging outline of the major instructional and training concepts, and their relationship to training in practice. Written with the newcomer to the training function in mind, this practical book is invaluable to both students and managers alike. This new edition includes the…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Roger Buckley is a chartered psychologist who has spent over 30 years in the field of education, training and development. His experience as a tutor, consultant and manager has been gained from his work in schools, universities, the army and in service industries, including both the private and the public sector. He is also series editor of Kogan Page's successful Practical Trainer series and co-author, with Jim Caple, of The Theory and Practice of Training.

Jim Caple is a psychologist and a director of Cashton-Hodges Consultancy Ltd, specializing in training and development.

Training and the Organizational Environment
The distinction between training and education
Training, education and experience
Benefits of training
The image of training
Training and corporate strategy
Training and systems thinking
A Systematic Approach to Training
Stages in a systematic approach to training
The Reactive Route into Training
The Proactive Route into Training
Summary and conclusions
Analyses for Training
Job analysis
Job synthesis and future-oriented job analysis
Functional analysis
Knowledge and topic analysis
Manual skills analysis
Social skills analysis
Analysis of the target population
Training needs/content analysis
Training criteria and standards
Evaluating criteria
Training Objectives
Training objectives
Structure of objectives
Sources of information for objectives
Writing performance statements
Establishing standards and developing end-of-training criteria measures
Dealing with attitudes
Identifying the conditions
The value of training objectives
Dissenting views on objectives
A response to the dissenting view
Learning Principles and Conditions
Sequencing the training material
Readiness of the learner
Ways of learning
General conditions of learning
Principles and specific conditions supporting learning
The Training Programme: Selection, Design and Delivery
Target population
Strategies and learning tactics
Reinforcement and transfer tactics
Selecting the strategy and tactics
Assessing the Effectiveness of Training
Reaction level
Learning level
Job behaviour and performance level
Organization level
Auditing Training
Auditing the training system at the event level
Auditing the training system at the functional level
Auditing the training system at the organizational level
The training auditor
The Role of the Trainer
The trainer in context
Who are the trainers?
Trainer skills
Changing roles of the trainer
Managing the transfer of training
The consultancy role of the trainer
Marketing the training function
A final word
Methods for Obtaining Information about Performance Problems and Job/Task Content
Structured interview
Self-written job description
Work diary
Study of existing personnel records
Technical conference/Group discussion
Methods of sampling
Sample size
Example of a Learning Journal
Illustration of a Tutor's Review of a Course
Example of a Checklist to Assess Trainer Performance