ERIC Number: ED204596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Education and Training for Older Persons: A Planning Paper.
Drewes, Donald W.
This paper examines the aging of America and attempts to trace impact on vocational education induced by shrinking numbers of youth and growing numbers of older adults. Chapter 1 reviews characteristics of older persons, including geographic distribution, labor force participation, employment distribution, and unemployment. Chapters 2-6 trace dimensions and explore implications that a "graying America" will have for vocational education. Chapter 2 discusses social and economic forces that affect opportunities for older adults to be productively employed. In chapter 3 the principal federal employment-related education and training programs are described. Chapter 4 focuses on older adults as learners and discusses necessary supportive services. Vocational education as training for community service activities is addressed in chapter 5. Chapter 6 considers the role of vocational education in comprehensive service delivery. Chapter 7 focuses on the delineation of a role for vocational education through a series of recommendations directed at proposed changes in the structure and process of the delivery system. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Adult Vocational Education, Aging (Individuals), Ancillary School Services, Community Services, Educational Cooperation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Employment, Employment Services, Federal Programs, Job Training, Labor Force, Older Adults, School Role, Unemployment, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents see CE 028 857, CE 029 539-540, and CE 029 542.