Adult Learning Within Human Resource Development
The disciplines of human resource development (HRD) and adult education (AE) both view the process of adult learning as being central to their theory and practice. Even so, the purposes of HRD and AE differ, and their perspective on adult learning differs. The core difference is related to control of the goals and purposes for which adult learning is employed-organizational versus individual control. This chapter looks closely at HRD, the role of adult learning within HRD, and the issue of control.