ERIC Number: ED216715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
A Model Curriculum and Program for Preretirement Planning Courses. NCCSCE Working Paper Series.
Wilson, Gary W.; Oerke, George W.
Intended to assist continuing education professionals in the planning and implementation of local preretirement training programs, this paper provides information on Edison State Community College's program, developed for use by industrial, commercial, and public agency employees and the general public. First, an overview is presented of the project's development, which involved a needs assessment telephone survey of 48 firms, the negotiation of grant support, and the establishment of an action calendar. Next, the development of the preretirement curriculum is discussed and the specific objectives for the curriculum modules are enumerated, including the stimulation of favorable attitudes and expectations about retirement and the provision of information and assistance to participants. The paper then discusses the formation and activities of an advisory committee, which identified 19 possible areas for retirement planning education. Next, the paper outlines the five modules of the curriculum: Facing Retirement, Money Matters, Personal Changes, Home and Health, and The Years Ahead. Following an exploration of the program's content and the presentation of advice for its replication, the paper delineates significant program components, such as community involvement and the development of a well-prepared cadre of trainers. Next, plans and requests for further preretirement programs are discussed. A summary and additional recommendations conclude the paper. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Community Services and Continuing Education.