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Title:Black graduate student diversity in HRD: Using counter-storytelling to develop a critical autoethnographic exploration of experiences, tribulations & scholarship
Author(s):Johnson, Mikki
Director of Research:Anderson, James D.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Li, Jessica
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Alston, Reginald; Gallaher, James
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Human Resource Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Human Resource Development
Abstract:The goal of this work is to critically illustrate how the lack of diversity in Human Resource Development (HRD) is supported in different contexts, which may be a variable in the lack of Black Americans pursuing the field. This work will attempt to ferret out interpretations between the differences of diversity in comparison to that of race because those realms, while closely interchangeable, are often misguided in their use. In conjunction, this work will raise concerns regarding the field of Human Resource Development’s behaviors that unknowingly perpetuate adverse effects for Black emerging scholars. This study explores how the diminished perspectives of Black voices alter principle foundations of HRD and explore the potential plight of HRD without those voices being heard. Lastly, this work will provide some inclusive suggestions to improve the attraction to and involvement of HRD amongst emerging Black scholars. The following questions will inform this research: 1) How do Black HRD graduate students perceive diversity in the field of HRD? 2) How do Black HRD graduate students perceive the field of HRD inclusive of Black American voices? 3) To what extent do Black HRD graduate students deem the lack of Black Americans in the field of HRD cause for concern? This study will be conducted to better understand diversity of Human Resource Development within the purview of the author. While utilizing an autoethnographic approach conjoined with Critical Race Theory (CRT) as the foundation of this work, the perspectives of graduate students in the HRD program who self-identify as Black American will also be utilized. Autoethnography will allow for personal experiences to support those of other students while CRT provides for support in relation to the vital aspect of storytelling from the perspectives of Black American doctoral students. This proposal provides background for the study by outlining the need of diverse Black perspectives in HRD. This proposal also describes the methodology for the study: how cases will be selected, strategies for validity and reliability, discussion of ethical issues, and the process of collecting and analyzing data for purposes of answering research questions. References and an appendix include copies of the Internal Review Board approval as well as proposed informed consent forms.
Issue Date:2019-03-01
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Mikki Johnson
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-08-23
Date Deposited:2019-05

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