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ERIC Number: EJ981521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1595
Adult Educators' Perceptions of Their Organization Promoting Learning Practices and Culture: A Caribbean Law Enforcement Context
Hunter-Johnson, Yvonne; Closson, Rosemary
Adult Learning, v23 n4 p178-187 Nov 2012
Many organizations, whether private or public, invest extensively in training and development. Such investment in training and development does not guarantee that the organization is perceived as a learning organization. This study examined law enforcement adult educators' (training facilitators') perceptions of their organization promoting learning practices and culture. The theoretical framework guiding this study is based on Watkins and Marsick's framework of learning organization. A total of 29 adult educators were administered the Dimensions of Learning Organization Questionnaire. The results and data revealed that of the 21 items on the questionnaire, 16 (76.2%) means were lower than 3 and the highest mean was 3.41, which suggest the adult educators (instructors) within this training academy do not perceive the organization as one that promotes learning practices and learning culture. Furthermore, as it relates to rank, years of services, and gender, there was no significant difference in their perceptions. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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