ERIC Number: ED453427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Mobilizing Illegitimate Movers: A Model for Transcending the Constraints of Potential. Innovative Session 3. [AHRD Conference, 2001].
Sanders, Joseph E., III; Geroy, Gary D.
This paper presents and discusses a theoretical model that broadens the context for human resource development (HRD) social mandates and provides a process model grounded in self-actualization awareness and thinking that facilitates the individual to go beyond the constraints of potential (as defined by the individual's environment). The model is described as grounded in these two social principles that extend to both cultural and economic movement: society and its organizations are stratified, and upward mobility is an unbalancing dynamic in which there is a fixed-size apple pie from which many people want a piece. The first principle encompasses the threat that comes from the elite group's psychological fear of cultural intrusion by individuals who have chosen to leave their base group. The bipolar model is proposed as having the following: (1) a base group (donor) that represents the indigenous group from which the sojourner migrates; (2) an elite group (host) that represents the target group to which the sojourner intends to migrate; and (3) the illegitimate movers that represent the sojourners trapped between two worlds--belonging to neither, unsuited to retreat, and unable to advance. A fourth element of the model is a characteristic profile of each stratification to include members' leadership preference, motivation orientation, and decision-making style. (Contains 40 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Culture Conflict, Economic Status, Existentialism, Group Membership, Group Status, Holistic Approach, Human Resources, Individual Development, Labor Force Development, Leadership, Models, Organizational Development, Self Actualization, Social Differences, Social Environment, Social Mobility, Social Stratification, Social Theories
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Conference Proceedings (Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 28-March 4, 2001). Volumes 1 and 2; see CE 081 829.