ERIC Number: ED177298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Adult Career Advocates Training Project. Interim Report.
Jacobson, Marilyn D.
The first year's activities of the Adult Career Advocates Project are described in this interim report, a national study of what counseling services are available for out-of-school youth and adults. Focus is on administrative structure, programming, staffing, and funding of the 353 centers identified as providing career and educational guidance to adults. Chapter 1 reviews the need for adult advocacy, gives an overview of the services provided by advocacy centers and the types of agencies which sponsor them, and briefly reviews recently completed studies and several in-progress investigations expected to contribute to adult advocacy activities. Chapter 2 offers brief sketches of each of the networks to which centers studied are affiliated and other networks likely to contribute to the advocacy movement (e.g., American Management Association, education information centers, National Alliance of Business, National Center for Educational Brokering). Chapter 3 contains brief case studies of twelve center programs, descriptions of thirty-two noteworthy programs by categories (e.g., colleges, peer counseling, telephone, business and industry, extension), and notes on twenty-seven noteworthy practices. A description of the survey methodology and analysis of findings are presented in chapter 4 while chapter 5 discusses the trends and patterns revealed by the study in terms of further project activities and continuing research. (The survey instrument, survey mailing list, and agenda for a related conference on "Managing the Life Cycle" are appended.) (JT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Special Services Div.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. School of Education.
Note: For a related document see CE 021 335