Critical HRD Need for Emergence of Critters in Adult Education Jeffrey M. Keefer and Robin Yap New York University (USA) &...
 
Background <ul><li>Fournier & Grey (2000) indicated CMS’ commitment to uncovering the “alternatives that have been effaced...
What are Critters? <ul><li>Critters seek to expose, understand, and change the underlying causes of a phenomenon </li></ul...
Why Critters? <ul><li>Complexities and breadth of influences get threaded for all stakeholders </li></ul>
Why adult education? <ul><li>Foundation  </li></ul>
Why Critical HRD? <ul><li>Bridge </li></ul>
The Problem <ul><li>Do Bridges Exist? </li></ul>
The Problem <ul><li>“ Integrative literature review is a form of research that reviews, critiques, and synthesizes represe...
The Problem <ul><li>CMS has grown exponentially since its emergence in the 1990s (Alvesson & Willmott, 2003) and this matu...
What is the purpose of this literature review? <ul><li>Explore a bridge in  </li></ul><ul><li>understanding  </li></ul><ul...
Guiding Questions <ul><li>What bridges may exist between Critical Management Studies (CMS), HRD, and Adult Education?  </l...
Research Method <ul><li>Integrative Literature Review </li></ul>
Research Design <ul><li>Three recurring keywords from the initial literature scan:  </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Management ...
Findings <ul><li>Four category themes:  </li></ul><ul><li>(a) critical management studies </li></ul><ul><li>(b) postmodern...
Keyword-Grouping Matrix
Conclusions <ul><li>Bridges exists! </li></ul>
Further Research <ul><li>Need for contributions in the  </li></ul><ul><li>language of the workplace </li></ul>
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    1. 1. Critical HRD Need for Emergence of Critters in Adult Education Jeffrey M. Keefer and Robin Yap New York University (USA) & Phronetic International (Canada)
    2. 3. Background <ul><li>Fournier & Grey (2000) indicated CMS’ commitment to uncovering the “alternatives that have been effaced by management knowledge and practice” (p.8). </li></ul>
    3. 4. What are Critters? <ul><li>Critters seek to expose, understand, and change the underlying causes of a phenomenon </li></ul><ul><li>—the business of adult education </li></ul>
    4. 5. Why Critters? <ul><li>Complexities and breadth of influences get threaded for all stakeholders </li></ul>
    5. 6. Why adult education? <ul><li>Foundation </li></ul>
    6. 7. Why Critical HRD? <ul><li>Bridge </li></ul>
    7. 8. The Problem <ul><li>Do Bridges Exist? </li></ul>
    8. 9. The Problem <ul><li>“ Integrative literature review is a form of research that reviews, critiques, and synthesizes representative literature on a topic in an integrated way such that new frameworks and perspectives on the topic are generated” (Torraco, 2005, p. 356). </li></ul>
    9. 10. The Problem <ul><li>CMS has grown exponentially since its emergence in the 1990s (Alvesson & Willmott, 2003) and this maturity calls for a review, critique, and the potential reconceptualization of the expanding and more diversified knowledge base of the topic as it continues to develop. </li></ul>
    10. 11. What is the purpose of this literature review? <ul><li>Explore a bridge in </li></ul><ul><li>understanding </li></ul><ul><li>current HRD theories in </li></ul><ul><li>adult education </li></ul><ul><li>and practiced HRD </li></ul>
    11. 12. Guiding Questions <ul><li>What bridges may exist between Critical Management Studies (CMS), HRD, and Adult Education? </li></ul><ul><li>What can Adult Learning theorists and practitioners gain from this knowledge? </li></ul>
    12. 13. Research Method <ul><li>Integrative Literature Review </li></ul>
    13. 14. Research Design <ul><li>Three recurring keywords from the initial literature scan: </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Management Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Critical HRD </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Pedagogy </li></ul>
    14. 15. Findings <ul><li>Four category themes: </li></ul><ul><li>(a) critical management studies </li></ul><ul><li>(b) postmodern / post-structural thinking </li></ul><ul><li>(c) academic programs </li></ul><ul><li>(d) organizational power relationships </li></ul>
    15. 16. Keyword-Grouping Matrix
    16. 17. Conclusions <ul><li>Bridges exists! </li></ul>
    17. 18. Further Research <ul><li>Need for contributions in the </li></ul><ul><li>language of the workplace </li></ul>
    18. 19. http://www.gapingvoid.com/Moveable_Type/archives/003939.html

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