ERIC Number: ED288989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Career Guidance. OPTIONS. Expanding Educational Services for Adults.
Belcher, James O.; Warmbrod, Catharine P.
This monograph is part of OPTIONS, a packaged set of materials developed to provide postsecondary administrators, program planners, curriculum developers, counselors, and instructors with up-to-date, reliable information. This volume and two other monographs are intended to enable counselors and instructors to establish and conduct special services to meet the learning and career needs of adult populations. The publication prepares counselors to provide intake, assessment, employability skill development, and career guidance to multicultural, handicapped, and older adults, as well as dislocated workers and women reentering the work force. The eight chapters present a succinct, practical, action-oriented synthesis of research and development material that addresses the issue of providing special services to various populations of adult learners. Topics are implementing adult intake and assessment, providing employability skills for adults, providing career guidance for multicultural adults, providing career guidance for older adults, providing support services for handicapped adult learners, planning dislocated worker programs, providing vocational counseling for the dislocated farmer, and providing vocational counseling for the displaced homemaker and reentry woman. Each chapter shows how the basic theories and strategies may be adapted to respond to the particular needs of the adult population. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Education, Ancillary School Services, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Disabilities, Dislocated Workers, Displaced Homemakers, Employment Potential, Multicultural Education, Older Adults, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Student Needs
National Center Publications, Box SP, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. SP500FA--$12.95; complete OPTIONS set, SP500--$174.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Practitioners
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 048 001-008.