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Seemiller, Corey; Rosch, David M. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2019
The focus on outcomes of employee development pales in comparison to the significant financial investments organizations make in offering employee development opportunities. Most attention, as it appears, has been focused on the outcomes and benefits of conducting training -- both for employees who participate in training and the effects on…
Descriptors: Models, Job Training, Professional Development, Work Environment
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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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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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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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Herd, Ann – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
Leadership coaching has gained in use and popularity as a leadership development tool used both within and outside the context of an organization. At the heart of the coaching process is the coaching relationship and the critical coaching skills of powerful questioning and active listening. One of the most popular coaching models within which…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Leadership Training, Supervisory Methods, Questioning Techniques
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Hurt, Andrew C.; Callahan, Jamie L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
Paradigms aid organizational researchers in their quest to find the "truth" of a particular event, phenomenon, activity, or topic and by providing them a framework with which to make assumptions about the nature of society and reality. According to Burrell and Morgan (1978), organizational researchers use one of four paradigms:…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Popular Culture, Fairy Tales
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Cornacchione, Edgard; Daugherty, Jenny L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore opportunity costs of postsecondary education in the U.S. in the past three decades (1975-2005), as a measure to support investment decisions at national levels and as experienced by individuals deciding on pursuing further education. Based on human capital theory and inspired by a set of studies aiming at…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Models
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Han, Heeyoung; Boulay, David – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
Human resource development (HRD) evaluation has often been criticized for its limited function in organizational decision making. This article reviews evaluation studies to uncover the current status of HRD evaluation literature. The authors further discuss general evaluation theories in terms of value, use, and evaluator role to extend the…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Educational Theories, Models, Evaluation Methods
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Rager, Kathleen B. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
It is rare to find the emotional component of self-directed learning discussed explicitly in the literature. This lack is particularly glaring given the interest sparked by recent brain research concerning the importance of emotion in all types of learning as well as by the dramatic increase in self-directed learning in the emotionally charged…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Psychological Patterns, Health Services, Brain
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Ghosh, Rajashi; Chaudhuri, Sanghamitra – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
This article proposes a conceptual model to explore the effects of intergenerational transition in individualism/collectivism orientations on the outlook towards different human resource development (HRD) and management practices. It contributes to the existing cross-cultural research in HRD by defining three prominent generations in India and by…
Descriptors: Individualism, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Human Resources
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McDonald, Kimberly S.; Hite, Linda M. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
Changes in the career landscape require commensurate revisions in career development (CD) to ensure it meets the needs of both employees and employers in this era of multidimensional career paths. Drawing on a model from the past, we propose building a strong career culture based on the relational approach to CD. Implementing a relational strategy…
Descriptors: Career Development, Organizational Change, Models, Change Strategies
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Byrd, Marilyn Y. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2007
This article addresses the effect of racial conflict on organizational performance as an issue that needs theoretical support in the foundational theories of human resource development (HRD). While the field of HRD recognizes theories from multiple disciplines, the field lacks a theoretical framework to inform leadership in managing racial…
Descriptors: Racial Relations, Conflict, Performance, Leadership
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Strachota, Elaine M.; Conceicao, Simone C. O.; Schmidt, Steven W. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
This article describes the use of a schematic model for developing and distributing online surveys. Two empirical studies that developed and implemented online surveys to collect data to measure satisfaction in various aspects of human resource development and adult education exemplify the use of the model to conduct online survey research. The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Research Methodology, Human Resources, Online Surveys
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Ponton, Michael K.; Rhea, Nancy E. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
The current perspective of autonomous learning defines it as the agentive exhibition of resourcefulness, initiative, and persistence in self-directed learning. As a form of human agency, it has been argued in the literature that this perspective should be consistent with Bandura's (1986) Social Cognitive Theory (SCT). The purpose of this article…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Independent Study, Learning Theories, Epistemology
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Kohns, Jonathan W.; Ponton, Michael K. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
Personal responsibility has long been considered an important component in self-directed learning. And yet, a theoretical understanding of personal responsibility that could lead to meaningful instrumentation has eluded the field. The present study considers the merits of the Triangle Model of Responsibility (TMR) (Schlenker, Britt, Pennington,…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Research Needs, Construct Validity, Goodness of Fit