Speaking Our Language: The Essential Role of Scholar-Practitioners in HRD Academic Article uri icon


  • The problem and the solution. A gap is perceived to exist between scholars and practitioners that is continually exacerbated by failures to develop fully opportunities for collaboration. This article explores ways that through interpretation, scholar-practitioners may be able to bridge this gap between scholars and practitioners. The authors suggest ways in which scholar-practitioners can act to (a) improve collaboration between scholars and practitioners and (b) improve the dissemination of the knowledge created by and for scholars and practitioners.The article concludes by asserting that HRD has much to do to identify the innovative practices that truly help organizations it serves.The authors offer several areas of practice and research in which the aforementioned collaboration is needed to improve HRD as a whole. There is much to be done, but it starts with understanding each other.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Moats, J. B., & McLean, G. N.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Moats, Jason B||McLean, Gary N

publication date

  • January 1, 2009 11:11 AM