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McLean, Gary N. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
This article was written in response to the editor's invitation to provide an alternative perspective to Zarestky and Cole's article in this same issue. While appreciating the perspective provided, I question the assumption that SOAR (strengths, opportunities, aspirations, results) as an approach to strategic planning will strengthen organization…
Descriptors: Organizational Development, Reader Response, Strategic Planning, Change Strategies
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Beall, Jeffrey – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
This commentary examines the problem of predatory journals, low-quality open-access journals that seek to earn revenue from scholarly authors without following scholarly publishing best practices. Seeking to accept as many papers as possible, they typically do not perform a standard peer review, leading to the publication of improperly vetted…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Peer Evaluation, Educational Research, Educational Quality
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Lengelle, Reinekke – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
This article provides a narrative response to a precariousness labour situation. The question it attempts to answer is: how does one cope with the precariousness and injustices of contemporary employment without becoming pessimistic or hopeless? The piece, based on the author's personal experience, argues that we can tell and write our career…
Descriptors: Job Security, Employment Experience, Labor Conditions, Labor Market
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Jacobs, Ronald L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2014
This article presents a perspective on the relationship between adult education and human resource development of the past two decades and the subsequent emergence of workforce development. The lesson taken from the article should be more than simply a recounting of events related to these fields of study. Instead, the more general lesson may be…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Educational Change
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Hutchins, Holly M.; Bierema, Laura – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
Examining media artifacts as a learning method has received little attention in human resource development (HRD) despite it being a predominate form of information and influence in popular culture. As Giroux (2002) opines, media functions as a form of public pedagogy by offering situations and contexts through which viewers can vicariously…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Adult Learning, Human Resources, Popular Culture
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King, Kathleen P. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
This article provides essential strategies to be more successful in one of the major roles in academia: writing. Most academics struggle with roadblocks in their writing process. We are forever battling to complete research articles, manuscripts, grant proposals or other documents. The strategies and perspective shared here help overcome several…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Writing Strategies, Academic Discourse
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Lopez, Johana P. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
Hispanics represent one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population. Recent census reports estimate that Hispanics comprise 16 percent of the U.S. population. By 2050, it is estimated that nearly one out of every three Americans will be Hispanic. Many researchers have begun earnestly studying their impact on U.S. economy, culture,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Self Determination, Gender Bias
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Lewis, Morgan V.; Stone, James R., III – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) had a unique status among federally funded research and development center in education. Its funding was authorized by the federal legislation for career and technical and administered by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, not the Institute for Education Sciences.…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vocational Training Centers, Research and Development Centers, Responsibility
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Ghosh, Rajashi; Githens, Rod P. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
As regular attendees at the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Conference, the authors enjoyed interacting with the highly relevant study by Diane Chapman and her colleagues (Chapman, Wiessner, Morton, Fire, Jones, & Majekodunmi, 2009). In the study, they use several theoretical tools to understand the learning experiences of doctoral…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Student Participation, Social Networks, Doctoral Programs
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Ruona, Wendy E. A. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
This article features the Program Excellence Network (PEN) of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) which was established in September 2006 in response to a proposal brought forward by the author. The mission of PEN is to strengthen HRD academic programs and promote excellence in teaching HRD. PEN provides a forum for its members to…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Professional Education, Educational Quality, Networks
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Callahan, Jamie L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
In his article, "Intimacy and Ethical Action in Adult Education," Donovan Plumb (2009) suggests a pathway for adult educators to achieve the type of world that Gunter (1996) envisions. Plumb argues that the personal qualities that enable people to have fulfilling (sexually) intimate relationships are also those that enable ethical action on the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Intimacy, Learning Experience, Adult Educators
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Baillie, Pat; Gedro, Julie – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
As early as 1983, a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgenders (LGBTs) in the San Francisco Bay Area met with the United Way to discuss the needs of the community in the workplace. In 1986, the United Way authorized a board-level task force on LGBT issues, which looked at health and human care concerns. In 1990, Building Bridges was formed…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Sensitivity Training
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Brainard, Patricia J. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
What is the work of White adult educators to dismantle racism in our classrooms and training sessions? How are we to engage and influence White people to do what is required to create a more just society? These are some questions that the ninth annual White Privilege Conference attempts to address. This "Perspective on Practice" essay reviews that…
Descriptors: Training, Adult Educators, Reflection, Adult Education
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Gedro, Julie – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
This essay connects part of a life story--mine--with part of a reflection upon practice. Delighted as I was to be invited to write an essay for this journal on the practice of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace training, it became evident to me that in order to fully address LGBT workplace training "practice," it would befit…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Personal Narratives, Gender Bias, Consciousness Raising
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King, Kathleen P. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
While many adult learners may feel hesitant to voice their opinions in a classroom, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) adults are especially aware that they are functioning in a critical, heteronormative society. However, in a climate of respect and safety they can gain confidence in sharing their true selves and opinions. An…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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