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Volume 10 : 10 October 2010
ISSN 1930-2940

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Education as an Indicator for Human Resource Development

Qaim Raza Jaffry, Ph.D.
Fazalur Rahman, M.Sc., M Ed., M.Phil.
Muhammad Ajmal, Ph.D.
Nabi Bux Jumani, Ph.D.


The present research was undertaken to study the contribution of some areas of education system towards the enhancement of human resource development (HRD) in schools/colleges. Four major areas of education system were taken for the research study, which could affect the HRD in the sample region, viz., primary education, secondary education, higher education, IT education and female education.

The data were mainly collected from heads, teachers, and students. In this study 10 heads, 63 teachers and 292 students participated. An opinionnaire was developed as an instrument of research which comprised 48 items.

It was found that all of these areas play a significant role in the promotion of HRD. The findings of this study show that both education and HRD are significantly correlated. The results of the present study indicated a strong correlation between; each item of HRD and the selected areas of education system in the research, each item constructed in the instrument with HRD, each area of education with each component of HRD, i.e., knowledge, social development and economic development. The study recommended that IT education and female education should be introduced to make it worthwhile for HRD.

Literature Review

The term 'HRD ' was introduced to Miami conference of the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) by Leonard Nadler held in 1969 and he subsequently provided a definition in 1970. Nadler and Nadler (1990) emphasized that there had been a significant number of people entering the HRD field and, therefore, they deserved to have a definition of the subject. At the same time he maintained that good HRD specialists see an input into most of the operational areas and therefore delimiting the field can also have adverse consequence for the profession.

HRD is a process of increasing the skills, stocks of knowledge and capacities of all human being actually available for economic and social development in the community (UNDP, 2000). The recognition that HRD is fed into most organizational areas was also noted by Galagan (1986) who described it as an omnivorous discipline, incorporating over the years almost any theory or practice that would serve the goal of learning in context of work. Like an amoeba, it has ingested and taken nourishment from whatever it deemed expedient in the social and behavioral sciences, in learning theory and business.

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Qaim Raza Jaffry, Ph.D.
Visiting Faculty
Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad
Islamabad, Pakistan

Fazalur Rahman, M.Sc., M Ed., M.Phil.
Department of Early Childhood & Elementary Teacher Education
Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad
Islamabad, Pakistan

Muhammad Ajmal, Ph.D.
Department of Distance and Nonformal Education
Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad
Islamabad, Pakistan

Nabi Bux Jumani, Ph.D.
International Islamic University Islamabad
Islamabad, Pakistan

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