Perspectives on adult education, human resource development, and the emergence of workforce development

  title={Perspectives on adult education, human resource development, and the emergence of workforce development},
  author={Ronald L. Jacobs},
  journal={New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development},
  • R. Jacobs
  • Published 2006
  • Education
  • New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development
This article presents a perspective on the relationship between adult education and human resource development of the past two decades and the subsequent emergence of workforce development. The lesson taken from the article should be more than simply a recounting of events related to these fields of study. Instead, the more general lesson may be to illustrate again the dynamic of how applied fields of study emerge. That is, as societal issues of importance occur, existing processes and… 

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