ERIC Number: ED187847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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Vocational Education for Older Adults. Information Series No. 203.
Charters, Margaret A.
This review and synthesis of research on vocational education for older adults focuses on members of society in the sixty-five-and-older age group who have retired from the labor force but not from the productive population. The author addresses ways in which vocational educators can facilitate utilization of the resources represented by those in this age group through postretirement vocational education and training. Following are some of the topics discussed in this paper: factors in society affecting the potential number of labor force participants over age sixty-five; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (P.L. 95-256); Social Security Act Amendments; implications for full- or part-time paid employment; changing avocations into vocations; implications for volunteerism; implications for the consumer role; potential barriers to vocational programming for older adults; and programs and policies facilitating vocational education/training for older adults. (BM)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Age Discrimination, Educational Policy, Employment Opportunities, Legislation, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Retirement, Retraining
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($2.80)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security Act