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ERIC Number: ED392953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Developing College Policies and Strategies for Human Resource Development.
This document, which is designed for managers responsible for human resource development (HRD) policy and planning in the United Kingdom's further education (FE) colleges, draws on evidence from a study of 10 FE colleges to illustrate good practices in developing and implementing college policies and strategies for HRD. Presented first are a brief description of the study on which the document is based and a discussion of the distinctions among the terms "staff development,""HRD,""personnel management," and "human resource management." Next, the relationship between human resource strategies and corporate planning and the relationships among the various aspects of a coherent HRD strategy are examined. Concerns of HRD managers identified during the study are listed. The next seven sections explore the following issues that were identified during the initial research and consultation with the 10 FE colleges: support for new roles and responsibilities; facilitating and supporting cultural change; the role of appraisal; alternative approaches to delivery of staff development; strategic links between curriculum and staff development and college planning; integrated approaches to a whole college HRD function; and maintaining and improving quality by evaluating effectiveness. Concluding the document are a summary, a list of reminders for HRD managers, 10 acknowledgements and 1 reference. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Delivery Systems, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Inservice Education, Labor Force Development, Personnel Management, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Staff Development, Technical Institutes, Training Methods, Vocational Education
Further Education Development Agency, Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, England, United Kingdom (3.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom