ERIC Number: ED201823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Education and Training for Older Persons. A Program Guide.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
This program guide is designed to assist vocational education and other interested agencies and institutions in establishing a coordinated and comprehensive system for the delivery of education and training to older persons. It consists of eight sections. Section 1 presents an overview of the purpose and organization of the guide as well as an introductory discussion of vocational education and the older population. Section 2, which is devoted to planning, covers policy development, needs assessment, goals and objectives determination, strategy identification, and resource procurement. Topics relating to coordination of service delivery examined in section 3 are agency identification, determination of incentives/barriers to coordination, selection of coordinative arrangements, and shared working relationships. Sections 4 and 5 outline development of outreach and recruitment and supportive services. The older adult as learner, facilitative instructional strategies, and instructional options are described in section 6. Section 7, which is devoted to employment services, contains discussions of placement, follow-up, and career development services. Involving older persons as volunteers, planning the volunteer program, and operating a senior volunteer program are examined in chapter 8. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Strategies, Employment Services, Guidelines, Instructional Systems, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Outreach Programs, Policy Formation, Program Development, Recruitment, Vocational Education, Volunteers
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($4.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.