ERIC Number: ED237802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Tailoring Vocational Education to Adult Needs. Overview: ERIC Fact Sheet No. 14.
Vocational education has been altered to meet the needs of the growing number of adults participating in educational activities. Adult vocational education is a process by which adults prepare to enter an occupation or upgrade a present occupation. Programs and activities are designed to develop basic education skills, enhance occupational and career awareness, and support job preparation. Funds for adult vocational education generally come from three categories: public, private, and school-business cooperative programs. When designing programs, it should be kept in mind that adult learners are independent, have a reservoir of occupational experience which can serve as a resource, and have a problem-centered rather than a subject-centered orientation. Examples of programs and curriculum include: (1) teaching material developed by the Vocational-Technical Education Consortium of States (V-TECS); (2) the Performance-Based Adult Vocational Education Project (PAVE) and the Competency-Based Adult Vocational Education Project (CBAVE); and (3) the 916 Area Vo-Tech School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Adult populations which have received special attention from federal legislation include women, the disabled, the disadvantaged, and older adults. This fact sheet includes a bibliography of six resources, most of which are available from the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) system. (DC)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.