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Title: Toward a critical HRD in theory and practice
Authors: Fenwick, Tara
Contact Email: tara.fenwick@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Human resource development
Critical pedagogy
Critical management studies
Workplace learning
Emancipatory learning
Reflexivity
Issue Date: May-2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Fenwick T (2004) Toward a critical HRD in theory and practice, Adult Education Quarterly, 54 (3), pp. 193-209.
Abstract: Drawing from critical management studies and critical pedagogy, this article proposes principles and practices to support the emerging critical human resource development (HRD) field as one stream among existing theories and practice of HRD. A critical HRD would challenge the subjugation of human knowledge, skills, and relationships to organizational or shareholder gain and focus on transforming workplaces and HRD practice toward justice, fairness, and equity. Because both HRD practices and critical perspectives themselves are so diverse, a critical HRD must be formulated in sufficiently broad terms to encourage a variety of conceptual developments including discursive, gendered, materialist, and anti-racist lines of analysis. Theoretical dilemmas of a critical HRD are discussed, such as ideological contradictions between the radical orientation of critical theory and the managerialist or performative frames to which much HRD practice is accountable. Possible configurations of a critical HRD are described, as these might play out in contexts of HRD practice.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/9030
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0741713604263051
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Affiliation: Education - Research

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