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Famous and (Infamous) Workplace and Community Training

A Social History of Training and Development

Authors: Kopp, David

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  • Explores a seldom discussed aspect of Human Resource Training
  • Examines training and development from an axiological perspective
  • Discusses the implications of community and workplace training practices from a social justice, social responsibility, and critical theory lens
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This book explores the social history of training and development and describes how ordinary training systems were linked to extraordinary events.  Using instrumental case studies, the author explores the direct and indirect motives behind famous and infamous training systems of history such as the methods used by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the Beatles, those used by the Third Reich in training forced labor, and in the social guidance films of the 1950’s, among others. This book links modern-day themes of corporate and community social responsibility and social justice to historical cases of workplace and community training; in addition, it offers a unique view of business history that students and scholars can relate to, and contributes to a more thorough and robust inquiry into critical human resource development, ethics in the workplace, and the nature of training adults, in general.

About the authors

 David M. Kopp is Professor of Human Resource Development and Associate Dean of the School of Education, Barry University, Florida, USA. In addition to academia he works with both profit and non-profit organizations focusing on leadership, strategic planning, organizational change and performance improvement. He is the author of Human Resource Development: Performance Through Learning

Reviews

“This illuminating and provocative analysis of the philosophical and historical foundation of training posits and answers a pivotal question all policy makers, investors, Human Resource professionals and labor economists, must answer: ‘Is Training Value Neutral.” (Lyle Sussman, Professor of Management, University of Louisville, USA)

“This volume provides a fascinating, historical look at the broader political, social and economic context of training and development activity.” (Jeffrey A. Mello, Dean of the School of Management, Rhode Island College, USA)

“Kopp provides fascinating essays of how workplace and community training were an integral part of historical events.” (Jennifer Tomarchio-Dow, President, TID Instructional Design & Past President of Association of Talent Development (ATD) South Florida Chapter and National Advisor for Chapter, USA)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59753-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59752-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Famous and (Infamous) Workplace and Community Training
Book Subtitle
A Social History of Training and Development
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59753-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59753-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59752-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 180
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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