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ERIC Number: ED492199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Human and Organization Studies: The Discipline of HRD
Chalofsky, Neal
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Academy of Human Resource Development International Conference (AHRD) (Austin, TX, Mar 3-7, 2004) p422-427 (Symp. 21-1)
Human resource development (HRD) has long been considered a field with an interdisciplinary foundation. Unfortunately, there has never been a consensus on the composition of the disciplinary base of HRD. We may have a sense of the purpose of the field; but it still does not lead easily to a sense of the discipline of the field. And it may be that we are thinking of the discipline and the profession of HRD in the same mindset, when there is an alternative perspective. It is proposed that the body of knowledge and teaching that HRD practitioners study to learn about or advance in the field be known by a different label than HRD. Human and Organization Studies (HOS) is described as it exists at one university and a discussion is presented about the need to begin the dialogue about the discipline of HRD. [For complete proceedings, see ED491481.]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A