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Subject HRD Masters programmes in the UK and US
Sources Kuchinke, K. Peter. Comparing national systems of human resource development: Role and function of post-baccalaureate HRD courses of study in the UK and US. In Human Resource Development International. Vol. 6, No 3, pp. 285-299. 
Kuchinke, K. Peter. Comparing national systems of human resource development: Content and structure of postgraduate HRD courses of study in the UK and US. Recording of the presentation at the HRD Conference in Edinburgh, 2002 (text of proceedings). 
Abstract This paper compares human resource development in the UK and US by focusing on characteristics of master's level academic courses of study as important elements of each country's national system of HRD. Following a review of the history, structure, definitions, professional associations, credentialing and accreditation schemes, and national level recognitions and awards for outstanding HRD, the results of an empirical investigation of eighty-three leading academic institutions in both countries are presented. These include institutional profiles, enrolment trends and curriculum required for master's level degrees. The findings point to substantive differences in content and structure in both countries and suggest directions for further study and knowledge building in comparative human resource development.
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