ERIC Number: ED181233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Project ASSERT (Activitiy to Support the Strengthening of Education through Retired Technicians). Final Report.
Warmbrod, Catharine P.; Eisner, Hannah R.
Project ASSERT (Activity to Support the Strengthening of Education through Retired Technicians) was designed to use the expertise, talent, and experiences of retired persons as volunteers to strengthen occupational, technical, and career education in postsecondary institutions. While providing technically skilled retired persons a chance to get involved in occupational education programs, the two-year program created an opportunity for interaction between young and old, strengthened career guidance, and provided more realistic instruction. Project objectives were to (1) identify use of retired persons as support personnel, (2) identify materials used in volunteer programs to develop guidelines for recruiting, training, and involving retired persons, and (3) develop vehicles for national dissemination of materials. The concept was tested and demonstrated at two colleges in Ohio--Sinclair Community College in Dayton and University College of the University of Cincinnati. All participants--students, volunteers, and supervisors--evaluated it as a positive experience. Project materials were developed into a resource handbook which is available separately (see note). (Extensive appendixes, amounting to over one-half the report, include a synthesis of organizations, and the evaluation program. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Ancillary Services, Annotated Bibliographies, Career Education, Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Demonstration Programs, Guidelines, Interaction, Literature Reviews, Older Adults, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Recruitment, Retirement, Technical Institutes, Technical Occupations, Vocational Education, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.