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ERIC Number: EJ1028707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1939-4225
Perspectives on Adult Education, Human Resource Development, and the Emergence of Workforce Development
Jacobs, Ronald L.
New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, v26 n1 p13-21 Win 2014
This article presents a perspective on the relationship between adult education and human resource development of the past two decades and the subsequent emergence of workforce development. The lesson taken from the article should be more than simply a recounting of events related to these fields of study. Instead, the more general lesson may be to illustrate again the dynamic of how applied fields of study emerge. That is, as societal issues of importance occur, existing processes and information are often used out of necessity by practitioners to address the issues, which in turn promotes reflections mostly from the academic community about what was done. For some professionals, the evolving cycle is painful to experience because it often calls for fundamental change in their known intellectual territory. Alternately, such change should be embraced to ensure the continuing societal relevance of the field of study. [Reprinted with the permission of the author and publisher: Jacobs, R. L. (2006) Perspectives on Adult Education, Human Resource Development, and the Emergence of Workforce Development. "New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development," v20 n1 p21-31 Win 2006, EJ983774.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A