ERIC Number: ED199928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Human Resource Development Model for Schools.
Geering, Adrian D.
The term "human resource development" is used to include both staff development activities designed to upgrade the professional qualifications of educators, and to signify society's efforts to enable all citizens to realize their full potential. Changes in society over the past 20 years have broken down the boundaries between schools and society. Increasingly, schools must address themselves to the needs of the community as a whole, and conversely, the community must become more actively involved in school affairs. The concept of community education is based on the perceived role of the school to make the community a better place to live. All community members, regardless of age, ability, or interest are afforded an opportunity to learn in the community education model. Schools should assume responsibility for identifying and seeking solutions to community problems. The governance system of the school, the school's climate, delivery system, and available resources make up the major structural dimensions of a school. Nonstructural dimensions include methods or forms of human resource development, participants, program content, and processes. Together, these elements form the basic components of the total view of human resource development. (JEH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Human Resources Development Program