ERIC Number: ED116530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May-9
Reference Count: 0
Mid-Life Needs: Assessments and Responses.
Entine, Alan D.
The current economic outlook, including the prospectus of high unemployment rates, creates new objectives and new perspectives to the growing national phenomenon known as the mid-life career change. During the past five to seven years we have witnessed the growth and development of adult counseling centers, whose primary focus is to provide vocational and educational counseling for older individuals. While institutions of higher education have adapted their programs and curriculum to meet adult educational needs and have responded to the changing vocational and personal needs of individuals in their middle and older years, what remains to be tackled is the adoption of the world of work to the work needs of those in mid-life and later life through: (1) enforcement of existing state and federal legislation with respect to age discrimination in employment: (2) education and public affairs programs that demonstrate that older people are good workers; (3) research into the relationship between aging and intelligence; and (4) new policies from government and the private sector that provide meaningful options for the individuals in middle years and older. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting on New Careers at Mid-Life (Florida Technological University, Orlando, Florida, May 1975)