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Human Resource Development in Globalized Era

Human Resource Development in Globalized Era
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Author(s): G.K. Sinha (Arya Mahila P.G. College, India)
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 10
Source title: International Perspectives on Socio-Economic Development in the Era of Globalization
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Saurabh Sen (Sunbeam College for Women, India), Anshuman Bhattacharya (Sunbeam College for Women, India) and Ruchi Sen (Sunbeam College for Women, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9908-3.ch014


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Human resources development is the process of increasing the knowledge, the skills, and the capacities of all the people in a society. In economic terms, it could be described as the accumulation of human capital and its effective investment in the development of an economy. In political terms, human resources development prepares people for adult participation in political processes, particularly as citizens in a democracy. From the social and cultural points of view, the development of human resources helps people to lead fuller and richer lives, less bound by tradition. In short, the processes of human resources development unlock the door to modernization. Education is essential for all and is fundamental to their all-round development, material and spiritual. Education has continued to evolve, diversify and extend its reach and coverage since the dawn of human history. Even Alfred Marshall emphasized the importance of education as a national investment and in his view the most valuable of all capital is that invested in human beings. Every country develops its system of education to express and promote its unique socio-cultural identity and also to meet the growing challenges with the changing times. In this regard, major initiatives/programmes taken by the Central as well as State governments. This paper deals with the changes in our education structure and system after independence of country like increment of literacy rate, growth of educational institution, enrolment ratio of girls, pupil teacher ratio in educational institutions, government's expenditure on education, structural change of education and vocationalisation of education.

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