Some Training Misconceptions in Third World Countries

  • H. J. Nyamu
Part of the Urban Innovation Abroad book series (UIA)


All is not well with Third World training philosophies, plans and programs. And in this connection there is no better place to begin this topic than to try and define the process of training itself so that subsequent questions can follow. I therefore plan to give my own non-text book definition of training, followed by the question: training for what? and focussing my suggestions on the problems of large cities in the Third World. I then want to proceed to demonstrate that for us in the Third World, training as we understand it, does not always fulfill the goals it sets out to fulfill, because certain misconceptions have been allowed to creep into and distort the real objectives of training.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Nyamu
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  1. 1.National Environment and Human Settlements SecretariatNairobiKenya

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