New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development

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Online ISSN: 1939-4225


New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development is the only journal that fully embraces both adult education and human resources as equal fields that complement each other. The journal publishes cutting-edge information and research on the latest thinking in the fields of adult education and human resource development (HRD) as well as diverse perspectives from scholars that stimulate cross-disciplinary dialogue and scholarship. The journal identifies and distinguishes the similarities of and differences between adult education and HRD; addresses practical and/or research problems across the spectrum of adult education and HRD; and helps readers understand the common ground and core values shared by adult education and HRD. The journal is published electronically on a quarterly basis.

Tonette S. Rocco, Editor in Chief
Douglas H. Smith, Editor
Brad Shuck, Associate Editor
Thomas G. Reio, Quantitative Methods Editor
Sue Shore, Assistant Editor, Perspectives in Adult Education
Joshua C. Collins, Assistant Editor, Perspectives in Human Resource Development
Linda M. Hite, Book and Media Review Editor
Jocelyn Y. James, Managing Editor

Support for New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development is provided by the Adult Education and Human Resource Development graduate program in the College of Arts, Science, and Education at Florida International University, Miami. The Adult Education and Human Resource Development graduate program at Florida International University aims to prepare scholars and practitioners for successful and productive careers as educators, consultants, academics, researchers, administrators, and more. Two degrees are offered: Master of Science (M.S.) or Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Adult Education and Human Resource Development. Courses focus on preparation for creating and evaluating productive learning and workplace environments. The majority of the graduate students in the program work full-time in addition to being in school. Graduate assistantships—which cover most full-time tuition costs and provide a stipend—are available to highly qualified applicants.

Aims and Scope

The mission of New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development is to promote all aspects of practice and research that explore issues of individual, group, and organizational learning wherever they may be located. As such, the journal is interested in honoring work done in urban, suburban, rural, and international contexts. The journal focuses on current research and ideas in adult education, human resource development, and related fields such as management, business, higher education administration, and more. In addition, the journal publishes a variety of manuscript types, including peer-reviewed articles; perspectives on people, practice, research, and teaching; book and media reviews; point-counterpoint essays; writer’s forum; and news and notes. The journal also welcomes proposals for special issues centered on relevant and timely topics.


Primary readership for New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development includes graduate students, scholars, and practitioners actively engaged in the fields of adult education or human resource development.


Adult education, human resource development, higher education, community education, peace education, management, leadership, adult learning and development, comparative, international, technology, literacy, workforce development, diversity, social justice, equity, performance, career development, organizational learning and development, the psychology of work, training, global issues in HRD, teaching, writing, research methods

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