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Foundations of human resource development

Author: Richard A Swanson; Elwood F Holton
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Swanson; Elwood F Holton
ISBN: 1576750752 9781576750759
OCLC Number: 46882927
Description: xvi, 439 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part One --
Introduction to Human Resource Development --
1 HRD as a Professional Field of Practice --
Purpose of HRD --
Definition of HRD --
Origins of HRD --
HRD Context --
HRD Core Beliefs --
HRD as a Discipline and a Professional Field of Practice --
Conclusion --
Reflection Questions --
2 Basics of HRD --
Points of Agreement --
HRD Worldviews --
HRD Process --
Threats to a Systematic Approach --
Ethics and Integrity Standards --
Conclusion --
Reflection Questions --
3 History of HRD --
The Beginnings: Survival Through Labor and Learning --
100 B.C.-300 A.D.: The Influence of the Greek and Romans --
300 1300 A.D.: The Middle Ages --
1400-1800 A.D.: The Renaissance --
Apprenticeship in Colonial America --
The Industrial Era --
Twentieth-Century Influences --
Evolution of the Organization Development Component of HRD --
Management and Leadership Development in the United States --
Emergence of the HRD Research Community --
Reflection Questions. Part Two --
Theory and Philosophy in Human Resource Development --
4 Role of Theory and Philosophy in HRD --
Importance of Theory --
Recognizing the Theory-Building Journey as Scholarship --
Requirements of a Sound Theory --
Philosophy and Theory Underlying HRD --
Philosophical Metaphors for HRD Theory and Practice --
Conclusion --
Reflection Questions --
5 The Theory of HRD --
The Discipline of Human Resource Development --
Psychology and the Discipline of HRD-Contributions and Limitations --
Economics-Human Capital Theory and Human Resource --
Development --
System Theory as a Foundation for HRD --
Conclusion --
Reflection Questions --
Part Three --
Perspectives of Human Resource Development --
6 Paradigms of HRD --
Overview of HRD Paradigms --
Debates About Learning and Performance --
Philosophical Views of Learning and Performance --
Learning Paradigm of HRD --
Performance Paradigm of HRD --
Reconciling the Two Paradigms --
Conclusion --
Reflection Questions. 7 Perspectives on Learning in HRD --
Metatheories of Learning --
Middle-Range Learning Models at the Individual Level --
Middle-Range Learning Models at the Organizational Level --
Conclusion --
Reflection Questions --
8 Perspectives on Performance in HRD --
Disciplinary Perspectives on Performance --
Individual-Level Performance Models --
Multilevel Performance Models --
Conclusion --
Reflection Questions --
Part Four --
Developing Human Expertise through Personnel Training and Development --
9 Overview of Personnel Training and Development --
Views of T & D --
Key T & D Terms --
The General T & D Process --
Instructional Systems Development (ISD) --
Training for Performance System (TPS) --
T & D Roles and Responsibilities --
Comparison of Selected T & D Models --
Conclusion --
Reflection Questions --
10 The Nature of Human Expertise --
Operational Definitions of Expertise and Competence --
The Rationale for an Operational Definition of Expertise --
The Theoretical Perspectives of Expertise. The Formulation of an Operational Definition of Human Expertise --
The Implications for HRD --
Conclusion --
Reflection Questions --
11 Personnel Training and Development Practices: From Individuals to Organizations --
Variations in T & D Practices --
Core T & D Practices --
Individual-Focused T & D Practices --
Group-Focused T & D Practices --
Organization-Focused T & D Practices --
Conclusion --
Reflection Questions --
Part Five --
Unleashing Human Expertise through Organization Development --
12 Overview of Organization Development --
Views of OD --
Key OD Terms --
The General OD Process --
Action Research (Problem-Solving Method) --
Organization Development for Performance System --
Comparison of Core OD Models --
Conclusion --
Reflection Questions --
13 The Nature of the Change Process --
Definitions of Change in HRD --
Core Dimensions of Change --
Change Outcomes --
Overarching Perspectives on Change --
Fundamental Steps of Change --
Resistance to Change. Focused Theoretical Perspectives on Change --
Stages of the Organizational Change Leadership Process --
Conclusion --
Reflection Questions --
14 Organization Development Practices: From Organizations to Individuals --
Variations in OD Practices --
Core OD Practices --
Organization-Focused OD Practices --
Work Process-Focused OD --
Group-Focused OD --
Individual-Focused OD --
Conclusion --
Reflection Questions --
Part Six --
Human Resource Development in the 21st Century --
15 Strategies for Advancng HRD --
Schools of Strategic Thinking --
The Strategic Roles of Human Resource Development --
Adopting a Strategic HRD Perspective --
Scenario Building Plus Strategic Planning --
Conclusion --
Reflection Questions --
16 Accountability in HRD --
The Program Evaluation Approach to Accountability --
The Metrics Approach to Accountability --
Meeting the Accountability Challenge --
Reflection Questions --
17 Globalization and Technology Challenges to HRD --
Globalization Challenge to HRD --
Technology Challenge to HRD --
Concusion --
Reflection Questions.
Responsibility: Richard A. Swanson, Elwood F. Holton, III.
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