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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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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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Walker, Wayland – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
Adult education for social change can occur within social movements, and the fight for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer (LGBTQ) rights has included educational strategies designed to challenge heterosexist and homophobic systems of power. This article explores how the Queer Nation movement of the early 1990s deployed a Foucauldian…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Adult Learning, Social Change, Homosexuality
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Githens, Rod P. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employee resource groups have brought about substantial organizational change within corporations. Capitalist structures have enabled these changes to occur more quickly in the private sector than within the public sector. In this article, I explore how capitalism has converged with two approaches of…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Employees, Private Sector, Organizational Change
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Tyler, Jo A. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
This manuscript takes as its centerpiece fragments of the author's personal story of growing up as a closeted lesbian in school, in the Fortune 500, in the community, and a number of years attempting to integrate her lesbian identity into her professional persona--outside of the closet. This manuscript makes an attempt at a "duality search" (Boje,…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Personal Narratives, Feminism, Identification
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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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Lee, Hae-Young; Roth, Gene L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
Knowledge management is an on-going process that involves varied activities: diagnosis, design, and implementation of knowledge creation, knowledge transfer, and knowledge sharing. The primary goal of knowledge management, like other management theories or models, is to identify and leverage organizational and individual knowledge for the…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Higher Education, Leadership, Organizational Culture
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Akdere, Mesut; Conceicao, Simone C. O. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
Due to recent changes in the workplace, the workforce and higher education have driven academic programs of adult education (AE) and human resource development (HRD) in the U.S. to become more integrated as part of the mission of institutions of higher education. In this exploratory study, existing graduate programs in AE and HRD in the U.S. were…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Human Resources, Graduate Study
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Goulet, Gail; St. Clair, Ralf – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
Scotland has a strong learner-centred system of adult literacy and numeracy education. Examination of the Scottish system can usefully highlight the issues associated with application of this approach in adult education more generally. Two important aspects are the need for highly skilled educators and the difficulty of evaluating such systems.…
Descriptors: Literacy, Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Adult Education
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Stewart, Jim; Lee, Monica; Poell, Rob – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
This article features the University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD), a voluntary network or an informal association stemming from two separate initiatives in the UK in the late 1980s. The first of these was at national government level and was the introduction of national competence based vocational qualifications (NVQs) following…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Labor Force Development, Human Resources, Consortia
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Johnson, Scott D.; Martinez, Reynaldo L., Jr. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
This article features the University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education, a nonprofit organization representing leading United States universities that offer graduate programs in career and technical education (CTE) and human resource development (HRD). The mission of the Council is to be a recognized force in shaping the future of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Labor Force Development, Human Resources, Consortia
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Ruiz, Carlos Enrique – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
This study explored the perceptions of Mexican senior government agency officials with regard to the impact of NAFTA on training and development practices in Mexico. This study was conducted using a phenomenological tradition within qualitative research. The major findings of the study indicate that Mexican senior government agency officials…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Public Agencies, Labor Force Development
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