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Grenier, Robin S. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
This article is an autoethnographic study of my sojourner experiences as a visiting professor in Iceland. In sharing how the Fulbright sojourner-experience has influenced my professional practice and sense of self I hope to provide some insight into existing research of the sojourner experience and help others as they consider living and teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teaching Experience, Study Abroad
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Collins, Joshua C. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
A relatively small amount of HRD research has focused on issues for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The majority that does exist tends to focus on issues assumed to cut across the entire LGBT community. However, a need exists for research that identifies and articulates the varied experiences of each of these identity…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Personnel Management, Homosexuality, Males
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Twyford, Devon; Alagaraja, Meera; Shuck, Brad – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
Small businesses provide economic infrastructure in which communities develop and thrive and, in the United States alone, currently represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms. However, many small businesses fail to thrive past the first two years of establishment. Of the reasons small businesses fail, limited or non-existent employee training…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Small Businesses, On the Job Training
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Mathews, Sarah A.; Landorf, Hilary – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have rapidly emerged as a new platform for online learning. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) must now determine if MOOC courses should be accepted as course credit. The authors propose a framework for determining if a MOOC course helps students develop the 21st century skills promoted through global…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Global Approach, Higher Education, Skill Development
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Thompson, Kevin S. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
Since more than $140 Billion is invested annually on employee learning and development in the U.S (Harward, 2014) it is important that training leads to improved job performance. Millennials, who comprise the latest employee generation, are age 18-37 (Tyler, 2007) and share the same performance requirements and expectations of the generations that…
Descriptors: Preferences, Workplace Learning, Qualitative Research, Private Sector
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Plakhotnik, Maria S.; Delgado, Antonio; Seepersad, Rehana – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
This article explores four former doctoral students' perceptions about their selves as adult learners and adult educators through the use of autoethnography and reflective dialogue. The dynamics between the two selves were explored to identify emerging themes and implications for practice in adult education. The duality of their roles as learners…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Educators, Autobiographies, Ethnography
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Shuck, Brad; Rose, Kevin; Bergman, Matt – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
Dysfunctional leaders suffocate others with coercive power and ego, are unpredictable, and often lack self-awareness about their dysfunction. Dysfunctional leaders are incredibly difficult to work with and can cause a series of cascading personal consequences for employees who work with them. This Perspectives in Human Resource Development essay…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Personality Traits, Employer Employee Relationship, Morale
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Tønseth, Christin – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
How can political intentions concerning adult learning be realized when adults seem to have intentions and outcomes that go in many directions? This paper highlights some tensions and discrepancies between adult education policy goals, referred to as promoters for lifelong learning, and adults' outcomes from participation in learning. While some…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Political Attitudes, Intention, Adult Education
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Feldman, Eric M. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
This paper provides a resource on the impact of social media on adult learners' construction of knowledge, particularly as it pertains to adult education's role in fostering a robust democratic society. There has been an increase in the literature in recent years that explores the various aspects of social media use, such as the incivility of…
Descriptors: Social Media, Adult Learning, Epistemology, Learning Processes
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Ghosh, Rajashi – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
Mentoring programs are gaining traction as human resource development initiatives that can support women to advance in their careers in organizations. However, some of these programs are falling short of delivering on this promise due to particular inherent flaws. This case study considers the following three potential flaws of formal mentoring…
Descriptors: Mentors, Females, Program Effectiveness, Case Studies
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Glowacki-Dudka, Michelle; Murray, Jennifer – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
Interorganizational collaboration allows community organizations to work together to achieve common goals without duplicating services. Collaboration creates challenges when working with organizations from different sectors, but it can be achieved even if it is for a limited time. In this paper, we examine a case study conducted with collaborative…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Community Organizations, Case Studies, Program Administration
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Nimon, Kim; Zigarmi, Drea – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
The Work Intention Inventory (WII: Zigarmi, Nimon, Houson, Witt, & Diehl, 2012) was designed to assess five measures of work intention. Measuring employee intentions is important to consider when evaluating outcomes associated with employee engagement or work passion as research indicates intentions are strong predictors of behavior. Following…
Descriptors: Work Attitudes, Intention, Measures (Individuals), Predictor Variables
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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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