ERIC Number: ED245181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
New Perspectives on Counseling Adult Learners.
Gelatt, H. B.; And Others
This monograph presents five papers which focus on the importance of computers and technology as tools for increasing the amount and the quality of adult counseling, especially in the area of adult learning. The first paper, "Excellence, Equality, and Education: A Future for Counseling," by H. B. Gelatt, discusses the compatibility of the concepts of equity and excellence, and proposes a new view of educational excellence and the counselor's role in bringing it about. "Caught in a Dilemma: Adults as Learners," by Nancy K. Schlossberg, addresses the problems of adult learners in traditional learning environments. "What an Ideal Counseling/Support Program for the Adult Learner Should Look Like," by Edwin L. Herr, delineates the basic components of a successful adult counseling program, focusing on content, processes, and the role of technology. "Comprehensive Counseling and Support Programs for Adult Learners: Challenge to Higher Education," by Ann Q. Lynch and Arthur W. Chickering, covers a broad range of topics related to adult learners, e.g., mental health, life cycle patterns, counseling programs, technology, and implications for counselors' professional development. The concluding paper by Garry R. Walz and Libby Benjamin, "Synthesis and a Look to the Future," draws together the main ideas from the preceding papers and proposes areas for future action and discussion by counseling professionals. (MCF)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adults, Counseling Services, Counselor Role, Lifelong Learning, Models, Opinion Papers, Program Development, Technological Advancement
ERIC/CAPS, School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259 ($5).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.; Council for the Advancement of Experiential Learning, Columbia, MD.
Note: A collaborative publication with Project LEARN of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.