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ERIC Number: ED011620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jan-17
Pages: 142
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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RETRAINING OLDER ADULTS FOR EMPLOYMENT IN COMMUNITY SERVICE. FINAL PROGRESS REPORT.
THUNE, JEANNE M.; TINE, SEBASTIAN
THIS PROJECT SOUGHT TO DEMONSTRATE THE CAPABILITY OF OLDER ADULTS TO BEGIN NEW CAREERS AS LEADERS IN COMMUNITY SERVICES. PROJECT STAFF OFFERED FIVE 3-MONTH TRAINING INSTITUTES IN COMMUNITY SERVICE IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, DURING 1963-65 WITH THE HELP OF CONSULTANTS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE AGENCIES AND SEVERAL AREA UNIVERSITIES. THE CURRICULUM INCLUDED ORIENTATION TO THE PROGRAM AND SERVICES OF SENIOR CITIZENS, INCORPORATED, AND CLASSWORK COVERING (1) PSYCHOLOGY OF GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR, (2) STRUCTURE OF COMMUNITY AGENCIES AND METHODS OF ORGANIZING SOURCES, (3) UNDERSTANDING OF RECREATION, INTERVIEWING, AND PUBLIC INFORMATION AND (4) INCLUDED SUPERVISED FIELD PRACTICE UNDER A PROJECT STAFF MEMBER OR AN AGENCY SUPERVISOR. CERTAIN BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND PERSONALITY TRAITS WERE IDENTIFIED AS RELIABLE PREDICTORS OF SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE. THE PROJECT ALSO CONFIRMED THE EXISTENCE OF GREAT LATENT INTEREST AMONG OLDER ADULTS IN ENTERING COMMUNITY SERVICE, AND STIMULATED SEVERAL SENIOR CENTERS, MENTAL HOSPITALS, INSTITUTIONS, CLUBS FOR OLDER PEOPLE, AND SCHOOL DEPARTMENTS TO CONSIDER OLDER ADULTS AS POTENTIAL PERSONNEL. THE DOCUMENT INCLUDED FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS, SIX REFERENCES, SAMPLE CASE HISTORIES, AND AN EVALUATION SCALE. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Senior Citizens, Inc., Nashville, TN.
Identifiers: Tennessee (Nashville)