ERIC Number: ED159517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Programming for Adult Development.
Kummerow, Jean M.; And Others
The first section of this paper includes a brief review of adult development literature with a focus on life-stages. A study of 325 adults who completed questions about themselves is also reported. Areas of concern for important proportions of the sample are noted. Adult development programming can begin with these data-supported focal points. The second section offers a scheme for reviewing adult development programming. Identified dimensions include: targets of programs (e.g., individual, family); purposes of the programs (e.g., remediation, development); methods of programs (e.g., classes, workshops); sources of programs (e.g., universities, businesses); and contents of programs. The author's focus is on "deliberate psychological education" which anticipates potential problem areas and provides necessary coping skills. The third section discusses a possible response to adult development program needs by a large university with teaching, service, and research missions. This response would emphasize skills important to the functioning of the adult as well as theory and research. In addition to learning to work with data, people, and things, one would learn to work with "self" and to design individual responses to the changing environment. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Programs, College Programs, Developmental Stages, Higher Education, Humanistic Education, Individual Development, Individual Needs, Models, Program Proposals, Psychoeducational Methods, Quality of Life, State of the Art Reviews
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Education Career Development Office.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Washington, D.C., March 19-23, 1978)