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The Resilient Brain and its crucial role in Human Development

Did you know that investments in early childhood are crucial for achieving the brain’s full developmental potential and resilience? Jim Heckman, Nobel Laureate in economics, and his collaborators have shown that strong foundational skills built in early childhood are crucial … Continue reading

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Global Perspectives on Resilience in Children and Youth

Global concerns about the consequences of poverty, disasters, political violence, disease, malnutrition, maltreatment, and other threats to human development and well-being have sparked a surge of international interest in resilience science. This article highlights progress and issues in research that … Continue reading

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Human Resource Development in a Complex World

HRD in a Complex World presents a strong challenge to traditional HRD. Over the past ten years notions of complexity have emerged from the hard sciences and are now being applied to the social sciences. This is a highly contested … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking in Human Resource Development

This book provides a reflexive critique of the assumptions of orthodox HRD research and practice and questions the conception of humans as resources, as well as the conventional performative focus of HRD. Examining the broader social, political and economic contexts, … Continue reading

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The Cultural Nature of Human Development

Three-year-old Kwara’ae children in Oceania act as caregivers of their younger siblings, but in the UK, it is an offense to leave a child under age 14 ears without adult supervision. In the Efe community in Zaire, infants routinely use … Continue reading

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The Social Conquest of Earth

Sparking vigorous debate in the sciences, The Social Conquest of Earth upends “the famous theory that evolution naturally encourages creatures to put family first”  Refashioning the story of human evolution, Wilson draws on his remarkable knowledge of biology and social … Continue reading

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Human Development Report 2011 – Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All

This Report explores the integral links between environmental sustainability and equity and shows that these are critical to expanding human freedoms for people today and in generations to come. The point of departure is that the remarkable progress in human … Continue reading

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ONU: desigualdades e degradação ambiental ameaçam progresso

Relatório das Nações Unidas sobre desenvolvimento humano global defende necessidade de medidas arrojadas contra pobreza e devastação ambiental. Repetição do avanço visto em 40 anos levaria a progresso ‘extraordinário’, mas cenário agora é de incerteza. Alerta coincide com posições que … Continue reading

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The Self in Cultural-Historical Activity Theory – Reclaiming the Unity of Social and Individual Dimensions of Human Development

This paper suggests a framework in which the importance of the individual dimension and agency can be reclaimed within a profoundly social and relational view of the self. Juxtaposed with recent research on the self, cultural-historical activity theory is discussed, … Continue reading

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