ERIC Number: ED288985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
OPTIONS. Expanding Educational Services for Adults. The Educator's Guide.
Liming, Roxi A.; Warmbrod, Catharine A.
This guide is intended to acquaint postsecondary-level administrators, instructors, and counselors with the background, philosophy, components, structure, and use of the OPTIONS program. The first section discusses recent and likely demographic changes that will affect postsecondary education and the work force. It explains the role of the OPTIONS program as a way of preparing workers for rewarding employment in a labor market subject to rapid, unpredictable changes caused by rapid technological advancement. Linking with employers and developing a curriculum in response to change are examined next. Adult career guidance, entrepreneurship education, and literacy enhancement for adults are covered in a section on special services for adult learners. Case studies of programs serving adults and guidelines for using OPTIONS are provided. A 6-page list of documents that have served as source materials in the development of the OPTIONS program are included along with a 17-page list of related readings dealing with linking with employers, developing curricula, and providing special services to adult learners. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Career Change, Career Guidance, Curriculum Development, Demography, Educational Needs, Entrepreneurship, Futures (of Society), Job Training, Literacy Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Development, Retraining, Special Programs, Technological Advancement
National Center Publications, Box SP, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. SP500A--$5.25; complete OPTIONS set, SP500--$174.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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.
Note: For related documents, see CE 048 002-008.