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Critical Human Resource Development Beyond Orthodoxy

ISBN-10: 0273705598

ISBN-13: 9780273705598

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jim Stewart, Clare Rigg, Kiran Trehan

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Traditionally, Human Resource Development (HRD) was focussed on enabling staff to pursue competitive advantage, but with the occurrence of high profile corporate scandals people recognising the dangers of limiting management training and development to ' technical' managerial activities have led to a surge in interest in Critical HRD. This book is a compilation and discussion of the latest thinking and research in Critical Human Resource Development from subject-leading Editors and Contributors. It examines and analyses the success of attempts to actually implement critical HRD in the workplace and is suitable for Postgraduate students at diploma, masters and doctorate level on both specific HRD courses, such as the CIPD modules ' Learning & Development' and ' Managing the Training and Development function' and on specialist HRD modules within generalist HRM courses.
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Book details

List price: $81.80
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

About the contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction. A critical take on a critical turn in HRD
A Critical Turn in Human Resource Development
Introduction to Part One
Exploring the notion of 'time' and 'critical' HRD
The fallacy of ethics and HRD: how ethics limits the creation of a 'deep' profession
The ethics of HRD
Activities for Part One
In the Workplace
Introduction to Part Two
Feminism, gender and HRD
The mutation of HRD and strategic change: a critical perspective
Shifting boundaries in work and learning: HRD and the case of corporate education
Activities for Part Two
Constraints in the Classroom
Introduction to Part Three
Putting the 'C' in HRD
How can I teach critical management in this place? A critical pedagogy for HRD: possibilities, contradictions and compromises
Chuck out the chintz? 'Stripped floor' writing and the catalogue of convention: alternative perspectives on management inquiry
Activities for Part Three
Critique of Critical Orthodoxies
Introduction to Part Four
Acknowledging conflict in 'communities of practice': a figurational perspective on learning and innovating in the workplace
The learning turn in education and training: liberatory paradigm or oppressive ideology?
Going beyond a critical turn: hypocrisies and contradictions
Activities for Part Four
References and further reading
Index