Research has shown that adult learners prefer a problem solving approach to learning rather than subject centered. This text provides a non-traditional approach to teaching and learning the basics of human resource management through a series of 120 'in-basket' exercises and guided questions. The in-basket exercises focus on real-life problems and issues that confront school administrators on a daily basis. As a result, it scores very high in student interest and satisfaction. A brief history of assessment centers and a synopsis of recognized adult learning theories are also included. Covering 12 HR categories, the exercises are devoted to: recruitment; legal/policy; selection/credentials; collective bargaining; data analysis/budgeting; investigations; employee relations/public relations/counseling; evaluation; contract administration; discipline; planning/problem solving; and grievance(s)/arbitration.
R&L Education; October 2002
- ISBN 9781461649410
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- Title: Human Resource Management
- Author: Jerry R. Baker; Madeleine S. Doran
Imprint: R&L Education
In The Press
Tools useful for training and assessing school administrators are presented here, with "in-basket" exercises based on issues and situations encountered in the workplace…the book can be used in graduate courses in human resource management, and in school district-initiated professional development programs for principals and assistant principals.
About The Author
Jerry R. Baker is a professor of Educational Leadership at Saginaw Valley State University. He has 20 years of experience in K-12 HRM. Madeleine S. Doran is associate professor in Barry University's graduate Human Resource Development program and teaches courses in Theory and Practice in Human Resources, Legal Issues in Human Resources, and Adult Motivation and Organizational Learning.