ERIC Number: ED229580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Older Workers: What Voc Ed Can Do. Information Series No. 256.
The anticipated "graying" of the American work force may result not only in the intensification of the severe economic and personal problems of members of society but also in eventual shortages of workers in critical areas. A growing demand for workers in the coming decades may lead to the need for incentives to encourage older people to remain in the work force. Personal and financial factors, as well as work place conditions, may reverse the early retirement trend. An examination of the legislation, funding, programs, and services for older persons shows attempts that have been made to clarify issues relating to older citizens and to provide them with assistance. Ways to eliminate age discrimination are legislation and funding and solutions in the work place, such as alternative work schedules; job redesign, transfer, or reassignment; phased retirement; or part-time employment. The main issue vocational educators must address is improved vocational skills-training opportunities for older adults. Employers can implement progressive policies extending work group opportunities to older workers and provide continued education and training opportunities. (YLB)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Educational Responsibility, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Practices, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Older Workers, Personnel Policy, Retirement, School Role, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (Order No. IN256).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.