ERIC Number: ED493731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Human Resource Management: A Problem-Solving Approach Linked to ISLLC Standards. Revised Edition
Baker, Jerry R.; Doran, Madeleine S.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Research has shown that adult learners prefer a problem-solving approach to learning, rather than a subject-centered approach. This book provides a non-traditional approach to teaching and learning the basics of human resource management through a series of 125 in-basket exercises and guided questions. These exercises focus on real-life problems and issues that confront school administrators on a daily basis. A brief history of assessment centers and a synopsis of recognized adult learning theories are also included. New to this Revised Edition: The in-basket exercises presented in the book are linked, in varying degrees, to the ISLLC (Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium) Standards; updated "Suggested Readings"; six new in-basket exercises; and an expanded list of web sites. These instructional materials will have a positive impact on university courses in personnel administration, as well as professional development programs undertaken at the district level. After the introductory materials, the in-basket exercises are organized into the following categories: (1) Recruitment; (2) Legal/Policy; (3) Selection/Credentials; (4) Employee Relations/Public Relations/Counseling; (5) Evaluation; (6) Contract Administration; (7) Collective Bargaining; (8) Data Analysis/Budgeting; (9) Investigations; (10) Discipline; (11) Planning (Staff)/Problem Solving; and (12) Grievance (Processing)/Arbitration. Appended are: (1) ISLLC Standards for School Leaders; (2) Selected Contract Language from the Agreement between the Board of Education of the Melita Public Schools and the Melita Education Association; and (3) Selected Contract Language from the Agreement between the Board of Education of the Melita Public Schools and the Melita Support Staff Association.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Theories, Instructional Materials, Problem Solving, Human Resources, Adult Students, Adult Basic Education, Assessment Centers (Personnel), Adult Learning, Administrators
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
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