ERIC Number: ED288992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Case Studies of Programs Serving Adults. OPTIONS. Expanding Educational Services for Adults.
Warmbrod, Catharine P.; Liming, Roxi A.
This book 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 publication describes 61 exemplary practices and programs that have successfully improved or expanded educational services for adults. Part I, Case Studies of Services for Employers and Their Workers, focuses upon customized training and retraining programs, industrial literacy programs, and economic development programs. Part II, Case Studies of Programs for Organized Labor, describes the collaborative efforts between postsecondary institutions and organized labor to provide education and training programs to workers, including education funds of labor unions, retraining programs for displaced workers, and apprenticeship training programs. Part III, Case Studies of Industry-Education Joint Ventures, describes high technology programs, cooperative education, and faculty return-to-industry programs. Collaborative arrangements and employment and field experiences are examined. Part IV, Case Studies of Special Services and Programs for Adults, focuses on postsecondary institutions' responses to students with special needs, including dislocated workers and disabled persons. Case studies provide brief descriptions of the programs, program operation, funding and staffing patterns, reasons for initiation, and linkages. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Apprenticeships, Basic Skills, Case Studies, Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Dislocated Workers, Economic Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Industry, Labor Education, Literacy Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Small Businesses, Technological Advancement, Unions
National Center Publications, Box SP, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. SP500G--$39.95; complete OPTIONS set, SP500--$174.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: 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 048 001-007.