Human Resource Development as We Know It: Speeches that Have Shaped the Field - Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development (Paperback)Monica Lee (editor)
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The field of Human Resource Development has developed largely through academics, scholars and reflective practitioners from across the world coming together. Many people link memorable keynote speeches to changes in their research, practice, career path or even life view. Good keynote speeches are a forthright statement of the expert's view and thus are often not published. Now that HRD is maturing there is a need to recapture some of those earlier moments - both as a form of archive, and also to shed light on the path that has been followed.
Twenty-two speeches seminal to the field of HRD are included in this volume. These speeches are milestones along the path of the development of the field; as well as reconstructing their speech, the contributors have also located it within the time it was given and commented on how the field has developed since. This book is a resource, not only as an archive and for those who wish to relive their pivotal moments, but also for anyone interested in the development of HRD as a discipline. This unique approach provides an exciting and engaging way to reflect on cutting edge issues in the academic and practitioner world of HRD!
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 708 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"This collection of keynote speeches provides stimulating and challenging insights from thought-leaders on a wide range of HRD topics, helping to trace the history and development of the field of HRD. The conversational style adopted ensures that the contributions are accessible to a wide audience of academics, students and scholar-practitioners." - David McGuire, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK"This unique book captures the essence of the human resource development field in its complexity of meaning and contexts. The broad range of topics is ageless and inspiring, providing the reader with an insightful and vibrant tapestry of the science and art of our field of scholarship and practice." - Maria Cseh, George Washington University, USA
"Keynote speeches provide an exciting and engaging way to reflect on cutting edge issues in the academic and practitioner world of HRD! Here's an opportunity for practitioners, scholars, and students alike to re-examine their work and incorporate new goals for the future." - Polly Silva, Texas A&M University, USA
"As a reference book for those interested in HRD issues and its history and development, or for academics who may want, or need, to dip into a specific Part or Chapters, this will be a very valuable resource. It is, certainly, both an interesting and stimulating book. The almost conversational style, with few references within the text will make it attractive to more general readers and students" - Jim Bray, Formerly Lecturer in HRD at the University of Central England (now retired)
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