Training for Current Jobs

  • Margaret Attwood
  • Stuart Dimmock
Part of the Macmillan Business Masters book series


From childhood we learn to cope with living. Is this training, or is it education? These terms are often used as if they were synonymous. They are not, and an understanding of the differences between them is important to an understanding of the training process in business organisations. Both are processes which help people to learn, but they differ in orientation and objectives. It is probably simplest to define training as oriented towards the needs of the organisation while education is oriented to the needs of the individual. These differences can be summarised as shown in Table 8.1.


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Chapter 8

  1. E. Moorby, How to Succeed in Employee Development (McGraw-Hill, 1994 ).Google Scholar
  2. T. Pont, Evaluating Training Effectiveness (McGraw-Hill, 1993 ).Google Scholar

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  • Margaret Attwood
  • Stuart Dimmock

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