ERIC Number: ED044614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Interdisciplinary, Non-Credit Community Course in Adult Development and Aging.
Wray, Robert P.
Aided by the Georgia Community Continuing Education Service (State Agency, Title 1, Higher Educational Act of 1965), the University of Georgia Council on Gerontology induced Georgia colleges and universities to cooperate to help practitioners and community leaders learn about the sociological, physiological, psychological, economic, and community service implications of aging. The course uses lectures, selected readings, films and other visual aids, field trips, and discussion, together with resource persons from related fields. Instruction covers 18 to 30 course hours scheduled in three-hour sessions with whatever frequency the class prefers. Instructional costs average $20 per class hour plus $10 per hour for services of a Director-Mentor. The course was offered 15 times in 12 communities, with a total enrollment of 484, during the first two fiscal years. Curriculum development and promotional work at a November 1968 workshop and at one-day workshops involving additional schools, led to broader participation during 1969-70 (17 programs in 14 communities for 514 enrollees). (Testimonials, cost analyses, and a bibliography are included.) (LY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
Identifiers: Georgia; University of Georgia