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ERIC Number: ED025732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 31
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Reference Count: 0
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The Older Adult as a University Student.
Kauffman, Earl
Characteristics and performance of Donovan Scholars (56 men and 127 women over 65) in the Educare Program at the University of Kentucky were studied, and pertinent research problems were revealed. Findings include the following: (1) most Scholars were high school graduates with at least some college; (2) most grades were fair to excellent; (3) English, art, history, education, and philosophy were the most popular courses; (4) Donovans were comparable to regular students on five personality measures and significantly different on eight others; (5) Donovan Scholars were more conforming and conservative than younger students, with much more commitment to religious values; (6) on the whole, they were very well accepted by professors. Analytical projects are under way on self-administered testing, student evaluation by professors, morale and involvement, medical testing, mental competency, and driver retraining. (Included are 18 references and 15 tables and charts.) (ly)
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Identifiers: University of Kentucky
Note: Paper presented at the National Seminar on Adult Education Research (Toronto, February 9-11, 1969)