ERIC Number: ED232061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Human Resource Development: The Perspective of Business and Industry. Information Series No. 259.
This paper seeks to describe and analyze human resource development (HRD) from the perspective of business and industry and to identify the role of adult, career, and vocational education in HRD. The author first defines HRD as organized learning experiences in a given period of time to effect the possibility of performance change or growth in the individual, through the learning activity areas of training, education, and development. Distinguishing HRD from other human resource activities, the author next discusses the preparation of HRD practitioners for their possible roles as learning specialists, administrators/managers, and consultants. Academic preparation, public seminars, professional societies' programs, and the networking process are all examined. The paper next looks at the issue of cooperation and linkage between postsecondary institutions and business and industry in providing HRD for employees. The essential argument of this section is that cooperative efforts can dispel mutual misconceptions and provide the widest range of HRD opportunities. The final section looks at the future of HRD through its potential effect on productivity, unemployment, work place alternatives, and work force demographics. The author concludes that higher education institutions can play a major role both in practitioner preparation and program implementation if cooperation with business and industry is seriously pursued. (SK)
Descriptors: Career Development, Educational Cooperation, Human Resources, Job Performance, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Professional Education, Professional Training, School Business Relationship
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (Order No. IN259).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.