ERIC Number: ED258001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Meet Guidance Needs of Older Adults. Module CG C-16 of Category C--Implementing. Competency-Based Career Guidance Modules.
Cook, Patricia; Stewart, Ellen
This learning module, one in a series of competency-based guidance program training packages focusing upon professional and paraprofessional competencies of guidance personnel, deals with meeting the guidance needs of older adults. Addressed in the module are the following topics: describing a negative and a positive bias, stereotype, or attitude held toward older adults and determining the possible cause and effects of each one; describing examples of older adults' positive and negative accommodation to changes in life roles and factors that explain each type of accommodation; identifying strengths and weaknesses in listening and attending skills; and applying a problem-solving strategy to help older adults solve their career development problems. The module consists of readings and learning experiences covering these four topics. Each learning experience contains some or all of the following: an overview, a competency statement, a learning objective, one or more individual learning activities, an individual feedback exercise, one or more group activities, and a facilitator's outline for use in directing the group activities. Concluding the module are handouts, a participant self-assessment questionnaire, a trainer's assessment questionnaire, a checklist of performance indicators, a list of references, and an annotated list of suggested additional resources. (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Attitude Change, Bias, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Guidance, Check Lists, Competency Based Education, Counseling Objectives, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Guidance Personnel, Inservice Education, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Listening Skills, Older Adults, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Stereotypes
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.; American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.; American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA.; American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.; Missouri Univ., Columbia.
Note: For other modules in the Competency-Based Career Guidance Series, see CE 041 641. Adapted by G. Brian Jones.