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Assessing Learning Needs and Outcomes in Lifelong Learning Support Systems  

Kurt Kraiger and Natalie Wolfson

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
This chapter describes methods of assessing the learning needs and evaluating the development of individuals within the context of a lifelong learning support system. Because lifelong ... More

Assessment Centers: A Blended Adult Development Strategy  

Lynn Gracin Collins and Sandra B. Hartog

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
This chapter addresses and defends a growing trend in the application of Assessment Centers as a management development strategy for adult learning and describes how innovations in ... More

Biological Bases for Learning and Development Across the Lifespan  

Richard P. Keeling, Jennifer Stevens Dickson, and Trey Avery

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
Learning at any age is neurobiological: a process occurring through alterations in the microscopic structure and functioning of the brain. The inputs, processes, and outputs of learning ... More

Business Education and the Liberal Arts: A Rhetorical Approach  

Joseph W. McDonnell

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
This chapter explores the connection between liberal and professional education. It suggests ways to infuse broader learning objectives into business curricula as a foundation for lifelong ... More

Concepts and Definitions of Lifelong Learning  

Paul J. Hager

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
This chapter introduces key concepts, including lifelong education, lifelong learning and recurrent education, and outlines key issues that have shaped this field. First, the origins and ... More

Corporate Employee Training and Development Strategies  

William J. Rothwell and Anita Pane Whiteford

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
This chapter defines employee training, describes categories of employee training, examines the role of training in onboarding programs, and reviews the benefits of training for ... More

Cross-National Differences in Education–Work Transitions  

David Raffe

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
This chapter reviews comparative research on young people’s transitions between initial education and work, focusing on countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation ... More

360-Degree Feedbackand Executive Coaching  

Susan Battley

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
Two cornerstones of leadership development are 360-degree feedback and executive coaching processes. Coaching is growing rapidly as a follow-on activity to help 360 feedback participants ... More

E-Learning: New Opportunities and a View of the Future  

Richard E. Mayer

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
E-learning refers to computer-delivered instruction including multimedia presentations, interactive simulations, educational games, and virtual classrooms. This chapter shows how ... More

Emerging Conceptualizations of Adult Training and Learning  

Wendy L. Bedwell, Sallie J. Weaver, Eduardo Salas, and Mitchell Tindall

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
The learning landscape is changing. Learning occurs throughout the day, utilizing new content areas and different methods for distribution. The purpose of this chapter is to highlight new ... More

Globalization and the Impact of Social Change and Economic Transformation in Lifelong Learning in Russia  

Joseph I. Zajda

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
The chapter examines globalization and transformational social and economic changes in Russia and their implications for credentialism, learning, and skills training. Some segments of the ... More

Immigration as an Adaptive Challenge: Implications for Lifelong Learning  

Rabi S. Bhagat, Annette S. McDevitt, and James C. Segovis

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
Since the 1960s, the liberalization of immigration laws in the United States as well as in other industrialized countries has created a significant pool of professional workers who migrate ... More

Improving Self-Awareness and Self-Insight  

Richard Klimoski and Xiaoxiao Hu

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
This chapter is designed to review the multiple ways that one can improve the capacity to seek or generate self-relevant information (self-knowledge) and ways to promote regular ... More

Influences of National Culture on Continuous Learning: Implications for Learning Objectives and Performance Management  

Graham Millington

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
National culture influences the experience of continuous learning for individuals; this has implications for how the multinational organization might support continuous learning and ... More

Kegan’s Theory of Development Applied to Community College Students  

Sally Gabb, Howard Tinberg, and Ron Weisberger

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
The current study applies the developmental learning theory of Robert Kegan to the community college classroom. In focusing on the work of community college students, the authors will ... More

Leadership Development Programs That Work: Individual Transformation by Design  

Thomas Diamante

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
This chapter distills leadership development programs into their critical components. Alignment between individual behavior and organization behavior is necessary in advance of the ... More

Learning Challenges for Adults with Learning Disabilities  

Mark P. Mostert and Lucinda S. Spaulding

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
Similar to school-aged children with a learning disability (LD), adults with LD experience unique challenges as they transition from high school and enter postsecondary institutions and ... More

Learning Contexts and Contextual Learners: The Usage of Wireless Technology  

Gerrit Wolf

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
Users of wireless technology are contextual learners. Wireless users learn from instant-and-anywhere feedback supporting informal roles of youth and adults or formal roles of students and ... More

Learning Gender: The Effects of Gender-Role Stereotypes on Women’s Lifelong Learning and Career Advancement Opportunities  

Joyce Silberstang

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
The effects of gender-role stereotypes on women’s lifelong learning, earning, and career advancement opportunities are examined. It is proposed that “learning gender” is a critical ... More

Learning Life Skills of Emotional and Social Intelligence Competencies  

Richard E. Boyatzis

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
Emotional and social intelligence competencies distinguish effective performance among managers, leaders, and professionals. People in power (i.e., leading and helping) roles infect others ... More

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