SLHRD Professor, Park, to Present at Adult Education Research Conference


Dr. Sunyoung Park, assistant professor in the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD), will attend the Adult Education Research Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, from June 2, 2016 - June 5, 2016 to present her recent research and gain new insights in the field of workforce development. The Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) is an annual North American conference that provides a forum for adult education researchers to share their experiences and the results of their studies with students, other researchers, and practitioners from around the world.

This year’s conference theme is “Drawing Tomorrow’s Blueprint from Today’s Inkwell: Adult Educators Making Their Mark on the World.” Dr. Park will present on Friday, June 3 in conjunction with Dr. Junghwan Kim of University of Oklahoma and Dr. Jieun You of Ohio State University. The presentation is entitled “Everyday workplace learning for immigrant justice: Workers’ collaboration in a nonprofit organization.”

Dr. Park’s current research uses cultural-historical activity theory as a framework to investigate the everyday learning of staff members within a leading community-based Korean-American nonprofit organization. The study focuses on the relationship among workers as a critical dimension for encouraging informal learning in the workplace.                                                                                             
The AERC also serves as a retreat for members of the adult education community; an informal, collegial gathering where all are encouraged to enter into lively debate over the future direction of research in adult education. The conference is hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina A&T State University, and Troy University.

The LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD) offers programs dedicated to producing world class practitioners, leaders, and instructors in Leadership and Human Resource Development.

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