ERIC Number: ED039484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
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Identification of Educational Needs of Older Adults in Three Congregate Facilities: A Diagnostic Study.
King, Robert Henry
This study evaluated the educational needs of older adults in three congregate facilities in Indiana as a basis for reshaping existing educational programs and designing new ones for residents of these and similar homes. Subjects (166 residential and ambulatory occupants of the three homes) completed a questionnaire on demographic data, expressed feelings and opinions, educational and recreational activities, and educational needs and interests. Administrators of the homes also served as major information sources. Findings led to several conclusions: (1) the homes were caring for physical and medical needs but lacked adequate educational programs and facilities; (2) educational needs tended to be similar in all three homes; (3) residents' paramount educational need was to understand more fully the importance of education in helping them enjoy meaningful, satisfying lives in the congregate homes; (4) educational diagnosis proved adaptable to identifying the educational needs of these 166 older adults; (5) the educational needs uncovered have implications for programs in the three homes. (LY)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Attitudes, Bibliographies, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Educational Needs, Evaluation, Facilities, Income, Interests, Leisure Time, Older Adults, Opinions, Participation, Personal Care Homes, Recreational Activities, Socioeconomic Background
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106 (Order No. 70-7468, MF $3.00, Xerography $11.05)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis