ERIC Number: ED202492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Tall Tales about Older Americans [and] Never Too Old to Earn: A Guide for Community College Placement Officers.
Behn, Ruth; Hamer, Lois V.
Designed as informational aids for community college practitioners, these two booklets examine the counseling and job placement needs of older adult students. The first booklet addresses itself to community college counselors. After profiling the composition of the older adult population in terms of "young-old" persons (those of 55 to 75 years old) and "old-old" persons (those 75 years or older), this booklet examines 14 false stereotypes concerning the intelligence, educational interests, personal goals, and physiology of older adults. The remainder of the booklet discusses the role of the counselor in providing academic and personal counseling to older adults; planning teaching and testing methods appropriate to their needs; managing group counseling sessions; and increasing general awareness of the educational and training needs of today's older adult. The second booklet, which is addressed to college placement officers, first notes the stereotypes that have kept older adults from successfully competing in the job market and then examines: (1) benefits to employers of hiring older workers; (2) the social and financial benefits derived by older adults from employment; (3) the unique ability of the community college to meet the training needs of older adults; (4) ways in which a college employment center can serve older adults; (5) volunteer work options for older adults; and (6) other employment resources. (JP)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, College Role, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Educational Counseling, Employment Qualifications, Group Counseling, Job Placement, Older Adults, Older Workers, Stereotypes, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Volunteers
Los Angeles Valley College, Senior Adult Program, 5800 Fulton Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401 ($0.50 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Valley Coll., Van Nuys, CA.