ERIC Number: ED187874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Mid-Career Change: Life and Work Transitions and Reentry into Education.
Regan, Mary C.; And Others
This document is one of two monographs produced by a three-year project designed to study mid-career changes and the educational and training needs of these adults. A companion monograph, CE 025 226, discusses support systems organized at the local level to serve the mid-career adult student. Divided into four chapters, this document describes the characteristics of mid-career adult students in terms of their previous education and work experiences, their present and proposed life and work transitions, their goals and ambitions, and their experiences in planning personal programs to help them accomplish their objectives. Chapter 1 discusses the research base and purposes of the mid-career change study. Chapter 2 describes the environments of change based on the responses of over one thousand adult students who were surveyed in the study. Chapter 3 discusses the characteristics of the mid-career-change adult student. The final chapter summarizes the findings of the survey under the following topics: planning for career change; attitudes about career change; ages and life-work transitions; and career goals and directions of change. (For a full project report of the three-year study, see CE 025 227.) (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.; California Univ., Davis.
Note: For related documents see CE 025 226-227.