ERIC Number: ED099608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Americans in Middle Years: Career Options and Educational Opportunities.
Entine, Alan D., Ed.
Twelve papers address three topics: the middle years--dimensions and dilemmas; the middle years--suggestions and solutions; and the changing university--new audiences for learning. Bruce Dearing examines personal, human questions posed by maturing individuals and indicates how they present challenges for a lifetime learning process. Bentley Glass discusses two aspects of lifelong learning. A statistical overview of the economy indicating an increasing demand for workers in their middle years is presented by Herbert Bienstock. Eli Ginzberg outlines costs to the society and the individual in establishing new work patterns for the middle years. Costs in relation to investment in human capital are examined by Victor Fuchs, and Samuel Conner discusses the concept of midcareer change in relation to an individual's personal and financial needs. Bernard Bellush describes the activities of a union to promote work satisfaction and career flexibility; F. Bruce Hinkel reports on the work of a corporation to reach the same goals. Ruth VanDoren discusses the changing nature of careers and education; Betty Roberts addresses the voluntary occupational change of middle-aged people. Designing new work patterns for women which could be applied throughout the economy is discussed by Felice Schwartz. In the concluding presentation, John Toll comments on the design of new work-learning relationships. (Author/AG)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Change, Career Choice, Conference Reports, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Employed Women, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Middle Aged Adults, Occupational Aspiration, Unions
Publications Office, Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, University Park, Los Angeles, California 90007 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center.
Note: Summary of proceedings of a conference sponsored by the State University of New York and the Fund for New Priorities in America