ERIC Number: ED237707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Adult Retraining--An Investment in People.
Sumner, Jack; Wilson, Ric
Adult retraining is an important area for educators to understand because there appear to be some changes developing in the delivery of education and training. One change relates to the entry of private enterprise into the training field, such as the computer courses being held by Radio Shack. Other changes concern the population to be educated. This population tends to be more mobile than ever before, and older. These characteristics mean that many adults will be coming and going in training programs (having an effect on the types of programs that can be successful), and that adjustments in teaching strategies will have to be made to compensate for adults' slower reaction times and possible health problems. Other changes in the adult population that will affect retraining include the possibility of job layoff (which may potentially make learners hostile or fearful), increasingly stressful ways of life, and smaller families. The explosion of knowledge as technology advances also makes the task of teaching adults even more overwhelming; the amount of information students must know constantly increases. (The last part of this paper is an overview of the federal Job Training Partnership Act, with emphasis on how it can be used in South Dakota.) (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982; South Dakota
Note: Paper presented at the South Dakota Vocational Association Conference (Sioux Falls, SD, August 1-3, 1983).