Design and implementation of a participative cross-cultural training program for delivery in a non-Western context

  • Jonathan Baillie Mason

    Student thesis: Other thesis - CDU

    Abstract

    This paper falls into two parts. In the first a rationale is given for the use of participative training methodologies (specifically in the area of Cross-Cultural Training or CCT) by organisations in the notĀ­for-profit and voluntary sectors. A specific example employed by a Christian mission and development agency is detailed. A survey of the current literature on learning theory suggests a set of nine dimensions, grouped under Learning Acquisition, Learning Accessibility and Learning Applicability, by means of which programs may be judged for likely effectiveness and comparisons made between alternative training options. The second part of the paper is further subdivided. The first section deals with five major barriers likely to militate against acceptance of participative training methodologies in a non-Western context, while the second presents both pragmatic and theory-based strategies for overcoming these barriers.


    Date of Award1997
    Original languageEnglish
    SupervisorMerrick L. Jones (Supervisor)

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