ERIC Number: ED254649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Planning for Adult Career Counseling. Information Series No. 290.
Bhaerman, Robert D.
This document provides information and insights for adult career counselors to use in planning and improving adult career development services. The review of the literature--information and suggestions for planning--is presented in dialogue form, since the conversational approach seemed appropriate for the focus on practical application rather than policy analysis. The paper is action-oriented: readers are asked to formulate questions to address to various writers of the references and apply the information to their action planning. The dialogue among a facilitator (the writer) and four hypothetical counselors centers on these general topics: theoretical concerns; adult needs, problems, and characteristics; service providers and specific issues; broad generalizations and specific advice; additional program considerations; specific adult groups; and a brief look at the future. The summary of the findings is presented in the form of numerous questions that might assist the user in the planning process. Some concluding thoughts are followed by these recommended planning activities: probe the literature; enter the dialogue; weigh the advantages and disadvantages of planning through networking, linkages, and shared resources; use a planning model; plot out an ideal program; and complete the planning matrix that is provided. Ten pages of references are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Career Change, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Counseling Services, Individual Needs, Planning, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (IN290--$6.25).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Counselors; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.