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National Comparison of Graduate Level Human Resource Development Programs

By Cheryl A. Klein


The field of human resource development is evolving into a discipline that is increasingly recognized in organizations and the educational community. The rapidly changing professional world, coupled with shifting demographics, technological advancements, and opportunities for lifelong learning, has placed high expectations on human resource practitioners. In order to provide a standard for best practices, continual assessment and evaluation is essential. This study provides benchmarking information for graduate level programs in human resource development. A review of related literature provides the background and theoretical relationship to educational programs. Curriculum, program requirements, demographic trends, and mission statement data are compared and synthesized to demonstrate the state of academic offerings. A discussion of major findings provides recommendations for future research

Topics: Education
Publisher: Fisher Digital Publications
Year: 2001
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