ERIC Number: ED481590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Education as Function of Productivity: An Hermeneutic Study of Standards on Ethics and Integrity in Human Resource Development Texts.
Carter, Vicki K.; Howell, Sharon L.; Schied, Fred M.
A study examined how the discourse of standards and ethics plays out in texts used in core human resource development (HRD) graduate courses. Its overarching purpose was to expand the continuing discussion of ethics through critical hermeneutic analyses of key literature within HRD. It used the recently developed document of the Academy of HRD, Standards on Ethics and Integrity, as a template. A purposeful sample of texts used in core graduate level courses at universities offering a graduate degree in HRD or a closely related field were analyzed. Research examined complexities involving the core, structure, and context of how academy standards are represented. These representations were hermeneutic because of the inseparability of understanding and interpretation. The most remarkable finding was the absence of discussions on ethics, values, and integrity except in the area of research processes and treatment of human subjects. (Contains 21 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavior Standards, Content Analysis, Course Content, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Graduate Study, Hermeneutics, Higher Education, Human Resources, Integrity, Interpretive Skills, Labor Force Development, Standards, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Research, Thinking Skills, Values, Values Education
For full text: http://www.edst.educ.ubc.ca/aerc/2001/2001carter.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Adult Education Research Conference (42nd, Lansing, MI, June 1-3, 2001).