ERIC Number: ED204599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Composite Report of Dissemination Workshops on Role of Vocational Education in Serving Older Persons.
Drewes, D. W.; Nerden, J. T.
Four regional workshops were held to develop diffusion strategies and activities for linking vocational education into a comprehensive delivery system for providing social services and skills to older persons. These information dissemination workshops in Atlanta, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and Philadephia were part of the project, Identification of Issues Relating to the Role of Vocational Education in Serving Older Persons. The workshop had two goals: promote joint collaborative action of three major agencies invited to participate in the workshops (vocational education, adult education, agencies for the aging) and focus upon major problems and issues in serving older adults. Six priority topics were discussed: (1) improving state-level planning to meet employment and training needs of older adults, (2) identifying and facilitating roles of the three agencies, (3) coordinating agency functions and activities to meet employment and training needs, (4) creating alternative systems for delivery of services, (5) motivating and stimulating local interest and initiative, and (6) identifying educational implications of an increasing number of older persons being served by vocational education. (The report lists those suggestions and recommendations made by workshop participants. Results of the workshop evaluation are also provided. Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the report, include correspondence, participant lists, and agendas.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Conserva, Inc., Raleigh, NC.
Note: For related documents see CE 028 857 and CE 029 538-540.