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ERIC Number: ED019627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 27
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Reference Count: 0
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CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR OLDER ADULTS, A DEMONSTRATION IN METHOD AND CONTENT. FINAL REPORT.
KAUFFMAN, EARL
FOUR KENTUCKY COMMUNITIES WITH COMMUNITY COLLEGES WERE CHOSEN, ON THE BASIS OF A "COMMUNITY READINESS PROFILE," FOR A PILOT DEMONSTRATION PROJECT IN CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR OLDER ADULTS. A STEERING COMMITTEE AND LOCAL PROGRAM COMMITTEES WERE SET UP, TOGETHER WITH LOCAL PROGRAM COORDINATORS. BY MEANS OF A SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE, TEN IMPORTANT EDUCATIONAL NEEDS WERE UNCOVERED. ALTHOUGH NO PROFESSIONAL ADULT TEACHER WAS AVAILABLE, IN EACH COMMUNITY AN ABLE INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF WAS RECRUITED FROM LOCAL PEOPLE AND REGULAR VISITORS, SUCH AS, PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS, MINISTERS, AND BANKERS. REGISTRATIONS WERE 36 AT MAYSVILLE, 16 AT ELIZABETHTOWN, 60 AT SOMERSET, AND 52 AT CUMBERLAND. PROGRAMS DIFFERED IN FORM AND IN RESOURCE USE, BUT ALL MADE EXTENSIVE USE OF MATERIALS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COUNCIL ON AGING. PROGRAM STRUCTURES AND CONTENT WERE EVALUATED IN STUDENT ESSAYS AND IN STAFF MEETINGS. HIGH STUDENT SATISFACTION AND MOTIVATION TOWARD FURTHER LEARNING WERE PREVALENT. STAFF EVALUATIONS WERE UNIVERSALLY FAVORABLE, AND EXTENSION OF THE PROGRAM TO OTHER COMMUNITIES UNDER FUNDS FROM TITLE 1, HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF 1965 WAS RECOMMENDED. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington.
Identifiers: Higher Education Act Title I; KENTUCKY; UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY