ERIC Number: ED519836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
African-American Communities in Economic Crisis: Adult Educators Investing in the Human Capital Development of the Urban Poor
Stephens, Mattyna L.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the "The State of African and African Diaspora Studies: Methodology, Pedagogy, and Research" Conference (New York, NY, Jan 6-8, 2011)
Through discourse analysis the research will unearth the tension between the Theories of Human Capital (HCT) and the Work First Policy (WFP), Policies Informing Education (PIE), and Human Capital Development (HCD) as they relate to the labor market. The application of discourse analysis demonstrates how the tenants of HCT are missing components in the WFP, PIE, and HCD relating to the workforce, and how this disconnect has perpetuated the economic crisis in urban communities in recent times. The economic crisis will be identified through a historical perspective from the rise of poor blacks in urban communities noted as urban sprawl, to the lack of human capital investment in this populace in recent times. To strike a balance between HCTs and WFP, PIE, and HCD relating to the workplace, adult educators may be called upon to invest in the human capital of poor blacks in urban communities. To this end, several recommendations will be made as ways to invest in the human capital of the urban poor.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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