ERIC Number: ED204597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Education and Training for Older Persons: A State of the Art Summary Report. Interim Report.
Salkin, Melinda R.; Britton, Margaret D.
This report provides a national overview of programs and practices relating to vocational education opportunities for older persons as reflected in current literature, a review of state plans, and a survey of state programmatic efforts. In addition to providing a basis for further project development efforts, the report is intended as a resource document for vocational education planners and administrators as well as representatives of older persons' groups. It is divided into five major sections. The first reviews the federal/state policy on vocational education for older persons. By exploring the nature of various social/political factors currently affecting the delivery of vocational education services to older persons, this section provides the context in which current vocational education practices affecting older persons can be evaluated. Section 2 describes vocational education opportunities for older adults. Section 3 provides an overview of the documented methodologies and practices currently utilized in the development of educational programs for older persons. The utilization of older persons as an educational resource is discussed in section 4, and the current state of the art is summarized in section 5. The methodology used to locate and review relevant information is separately described in the appendix. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Aging (Individuals), Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Resources, Employment Services, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Training, Literature Reviews, Older Adults, Program Development, State Federal Aid, State Programs, Volunteers
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration.
Authoring Institution: Conserva, Inc., Raleigh, NC.
Note: For related documents see CE 028 857, CE 029 538, CE 029 540, and CE 029 542.