Masters programmes in the UK and US
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.
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
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
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.