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Procknow, Greg – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2019
This article is an autoethnographic vignette of a schizoaffective sufferer learning about 'saneness' from slasher films. In this paper, theories from popular culture as pedagogy, Mad Studies, and cultivation theory, are used to confirm that saneness in motion pictures (specifically slasher films) can be conceptualized as a site of critical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Popular Culture, Ethnography, Vignettes
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Jiannine, Lia M.; Reio, Thomas G., Jr. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2018
Even with the well-recognized benefits of exercise, levels of physical activity are on the decline, while weight gain levels are increasing. The purpose of this evidence-based literature review was to investigate the relationship between physical fitness, sexual functioning and overall health. There is too little information about these…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Physical Fitness, Sexuality, Health
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Perez-Vergara, Kelly; Li, Kristin Carey – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2018
Community college research studies have noted that full-time faculty add quality to the curriculum and enhance the student experience, as well as comprise a significant investment in college budgets and futures. However, in the context of fluctuating patterns of student enrollments and staffing, determining which disciplines need additional…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Human Resources, College Faculty, Enrollment Trends
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Procknow, Greg – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
This literature review engages mental illness in adult education (AE) to locate what research exists and to suggest a research agenda moving forward. This structured review located research related to mental health issues published in the conference proceedings of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) and the Adult…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Adult Education, Literature Reviews, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Reio, Thomas G., Jr.; Rocco, Tonette S.; Smith, Douglas H.; Chang, Elegance – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
Donald Kirkpatrick published a series of articles originating from his doctoral dissertation in the late 1950s describing a four-level training evaluation model. From its beginning, it was easily understood and became one of the most influential evaluation models impacting the field of HRD. While well received and popular, the Kirkpatrick model…
Descriptors: Training, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Models
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Mizzi, Robert C. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
This paper examines the roots, types, and effects of microaggressions in the workplace and discusses implications for adult educators who work in a domestic and transnational context. In a domestic context, the literature describes microaggressions as being based on differences in race, gender, sexual orientation, culture, and professional role,…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Antisocial Behavior, Aggression, Gender Bias
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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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Pleasant, Stephanie – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
This essay explores the intersection of employee engagement and workplace diversity and inclusion. The current trend of organizations fusing these two concepts has provided motivation to examine the (dis)connection between theory and practice. This essay advances the perspectives of practitioners, as well as a critical framework used to discuss…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Employees, Job Training
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Mehdiabadi, Amir Hedayati; Seo, Gaeun; Huang, Wenhao David; Han, Seung-hyun Caleb – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
Human resource development is known to encapsulate a collection of social science disciplines including communications, psychology, and economics. Since these and other similar areas are the cornerstones of HRD, the changing nature of HRD demands constant reflections on the value and building blocks of contemporary HRD inquiries. This article…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Citation Analysis, Periodicals
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Bennett, Elisabeth E.; Higgens, Thomas L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
Physician education has followed relatively rigid guidelines since the Flexner report of 1910. Medical education has been largely didactic with time-based progression and certifying exams, and with variable degrees of autonomy and supervision in graduate (post MD/DO degree) medical education programs. Innovative educational approaches now…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Physicians, Health Occupations, Labor Force
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Wang, Victor C. X.; Sedivy-Benton, Amy Lynn – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
Well-reasoned leadership theories are described in many academic books, yet they may not apply specifically to practices in higher education. In higher education, the absence of tailored leadership theories is compounded by the lack of technical skills or leadership ethics, resulting in leadership issues that impact the organization. To illustrate…
Descriptors: Leadership, Higher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Guidance
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Olson, Joann S. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
Within the contemporary landscape of higher education, adult education programs are generally housed, academically and organizationally, within Colleges and Schools of Education. Given the breadth of programs offered, it is perhaps not surprising when faculty are unaware of what those in adjacent programs are doing, but this segregation may make…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Schools of Education, Higher Education, Teacher Educators
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McGill, Craig M.; Collins, Joshua C. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
Despite sexuality being a powerful source of emotional and physical experiences and learning, it remains underexplored as an area of interest and investigation in adult education and human resource development (HRD). Most work on sexuality in adult education and HRD has focused on learning, work experiences, discrimination, acceptance, and health…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Homosexuality, Adult Education, Human Resources
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Williams, Sandra L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
Workers, both paid employees and volunteers, contribute in multiple ways to an organization's output, its culture, and its internal environment. Employees also play a critical role in the organization's impact upon its community. Career development involves the full understanding of worker contributions to the organization, as well as…
Descriptors: Career Development, Occupational Information, Job Skills, Work Attitudes
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Pittman, Von – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
The verification of student identity has always been a matter of concern in distance education programs. In short, how could a college know if the person performing the work was the same person receiving the credit? Colleges and universities have approached the problem in a variety of ways. Some have done virtually nothing, while others have begun…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Identification, Distance Education, College Students
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