ERIC Number: ED107943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Policy Related Research on Programs for Mid-Life Career Redirection: Vol. II--Major Findings.
Pascal, Anthony H.; And Others
The report evaluates some 300 items of literature dealing with programs for mid-life career redirection. A 20-page introductory chapter presents background information, a general description of target groups, and suggestions for further research in mid-life redirection of careers. Part one, Mid-Life Redirectors: Sources and Opportunities, contains chapters on aspiration and dissatisfaction among workers, training potential among older workers, and using manpower forecasts in career redirection planning, and suggest that as people grow older they tend to seek movement from data- and materials-oriented jobs to people-oriented jobs. Part two, Manpower and Educational Programs: The Experience, contains chapters on government programs, employer-sponsored programs, union-sponsored retraining programs, foreign programs, and special redirection efforts, and suggests that existing education and manpower programs provide many of the components necessary for career redirection. Part three, Synthesis and Implications for Policy, (1) summarizes the lessons from the literature, concluding that the potential for mid-life career redirection in the American work force is virtually untapped; and (2) makes recommendations for policymakers, sketching a spectrum of experimental pilot programs of various scale and coverage, intended to meet the shortcomings of existing programs. Every chapter but one contains a bibliography. (JR)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Adults, Bibliographies, Career Change, Employee Attitudes, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Literature Reviews, Middle Aged Adults, Occupational Aspiration, Policy Formation, Retraining, Special Programs, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes
The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($7.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. RANN Program.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: For the executive summary, see CE 004 054