ERIC Number: ED210558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-6
The Post-Industrial Organization as a Learning Center.
Anderson, Carmell F.
Two questions are answered in regard to the Andragogical Management-by-Objectives (AMBO) model in adult education within industry that focuses on the individual and is process-centered. The first question introduces and presents a justification for AMBO. Its philosophical foundations are described, and supporting learning theory arising from the humanistic position are overviewed. The concept of a "knowledge organization" is also discussed. Close attention is paid to underlying issues and rationale for modification of the MBO process as well as to andragogical theory. The detailed description of the AMBO model considers limitations, anticipated outcomes, and objectives of this model that calls for self-directed, proactive learning in a workplace context. The second question presents the policy statement which is meant to serve as a model for AMBO implementation. It proposes Androgogical Human Resources Development (AHRD) as the managerial policy statement, since AHRD attempts to merge an open systems model with a developmental model in order to facilitate social change. Topics covered include philosophical foundations, rationale, and legal precedent. An Androgogical System is discussed that illustrates the AMBO process operating with an AHRD organization. Bibliographies follow each question discussion, and a comprehensive bibliography concludes the paper. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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