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Shuck, Brad; McDonald, Kim; Rocco, Tonette S.; Byrd, Marilyn; Dawes, Elliott – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2018
At the 2017 meeting of the Academy of Human Resource Development Annual Town Hall, four scholars discussed their diverse outlooks on the research and practice of career development in the Human Resource Development field. What follows in this curated collection of voices is a look into the perspective of each person who spoke at the 2017 Town Hall…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Career Development, Meetings, Phenomenology
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Torraco, Richard – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2018
Economic inequality--the income gap between the wealthy and the poor--is increasing. Educational inequity has also increased with low-income students less likely to complete college than their wealthier counterparts. As the gap widens between the education "haves" and "have-nots," those with inadequate education are faced with…
Descriptors: Career Development, Economic Opportunities, Educational Quality, Low Income Students
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Hite, Linda M.; McDonald, Kimberly S. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2018
This article focuses on how HRD research can better address some of the barriers to inclusive career development and secure employment. Beginning with the concept of decent work, we suggest expanding the scope of studies on workplace inequities, encouraging HRD to push further into disparities facing under-represented identity groups and including…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Career Development, Minority Groups, Educational Research
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Zientek, Linda R.; Werner, Jon M.; Campuzano, Mariela V.; Nimon, Kim – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2018
The abundance of technological and Internet resources can both simplify and complicate a researcher's world. Such innovations place a burden on researchers to stay current with advances in technology and then discern the best technology tools to utilize. We first discuss benefits that Google Scholar can provide in the preparation of the literature…
Descriptors: Courseware, Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology, Electronic Libraries
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Smith, M. Cecil – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
This paper describes several strategies for organizing, collaborating on, persisting in, and funding professional writing activities that can benefit new tenure track faculty members. Establishing and maintaining a regular program of academic writing is essential to a successful career in higher education, but initiating and maintaining a program…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, Tenure, Writing Strategies
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Williams, Sandra L.; Hurley, Mark N. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
For international organizations in developing countries, operating across cultures can elicit varied perspectives on employee engagement and employee development. Performance pressure from a board of directors will also influence the human resource development emphasis of organization leaders. Varied perspectives and performance pressures place…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Developing Nations, Human Resources, Leadership Styles
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Procknow, Greg – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
This literature review engages mental illness in adult education (AE) to locate what research exists and to suggest a research agenda moving forward. This structured review located research related to mental health issues published in the conference proceedings of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) and the Adult…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Adult Education, Literature Reviews, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Reio, Thomas G., Jr.; Rocco, Tonette S.; Smith, Douglas H.; Chang, Elegance – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
Donald Kirkpatrick published a series of articles originating from his doctoral dissertation in the late 1950s describing a four-level training evaluation model. From its beginning, it was easily understood and became one of the most influential evaluation models impacting the field of HRD. While well received and popular, the Kirkpatrick model…
Descriptors: Training, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Models
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Mizzi, Robert C. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
This paper examines the roots, types, and effects of microaggressions in the workplace and discusses implications for adult educators who work in a domestic and transnational context. In a domestic context, the literature describes microaggressions as being based on differences in race, gender, sexual orientation, culture, and professional role,…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Antisocial Behavior, Aggression, Gender Bias
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Zarestky, Jill; Cole, Catherine S. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
Organization development (OD) interventions have typically relied on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) framework for strategic planning. The strengths, opportunities, aspirations, and results (SOAR) framework is a relatively new innovation in OD that may serve as a viable alternative to SWOT for those who wish to apply…
Descriptors: Organizational Development, Intervention, Strategic Planning, Inquiry
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McLean, Gary N. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
This article was written in response to the editor's invitation to provide an alternative perspective to Zarestky and Cole's article in this same issue. While appreciating the perspective provided, I question the assumption that SOAR (strengths, opportunities, aspirations, results) as an approach to strategic planning will strengthen organization…
Descriptors: Organizational Development, Reader Response, Strategic Planning, Change Strategies
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Wang, Victor C. X. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
Scholar, mentor, and humanist, Patricia Cranton touched the lives of numerous scholars and students, and leaves a formidable legacy to the field of education. Her passing in early 2016 left a significant gap in many lives and an important legacy in the adult education literature. This article provides an account of Patricia Cranton's influential…
Descriptors: Mentors, Friendship, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education
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Beall, Jeffrey – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
This commentary examines the problem of predatory journals, low-quality open-access journals that seek to earn revenue from scholarly authors without following scholarly publishing best practices. Seeking to accept as many papers as possible, they typically do not perform a standard peer review, leading to the publication of improperly vetted…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Peer Evaluation, Educational Research, Educational Quality
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Williams, Sandra L.; Hurley, Mark N. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
In this second segment of HRD in a developing country situation, accelerated pressure for organizational growth is placed upon leaders by the international board of directors. This growth pressure is accompanied by new technology which can assist in growth accomplishment, but which demands further training and orientation of cross-cultural…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries
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Kyser, Christine; McKenna, Kelly – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
This paper introduces and describes a mixed methods research project conducted with international doctoral students from Non-Western countries that explored students and faculty members' experiences in a writing workshop. In this "Perspectives" piece, we offer insight into our journey of fostering relationships with our students and…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cross Cultural Training, Graduate Students, Foreign Students
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