ERIC Number: ED159359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Advocacy and Age: Issues, Experiences, Strategies.
Kerschner, Paul A., Ed.
This monograph seeks to bring understanding to one component of the advocacy field, that of advocacy and the aged, by overviewing this component through a series of articles. (Advocacy is an activity by which changes can be effected in a power structure to improve a subgroup's situation.) There are four parts to the document: part 1, entitled "Issues," contains an overview of advocacy as a social movement. In this part, Mark Berger views major philosophical approaches to the advocacy issue. Paul A. Kerschner explores the theory of pluralism as it applies to the aged. Neal E. Cutler examines common misconceptions regarding partisan political behavior on the part of older adults. Stephen McConnell, Dorothy Fleisher, Mel Spear, and Jodi Cohn discuss major organizational and policy problems which constitute the aging/advocacy issue. In part 2, entitled "Experiences," Margaret E. Kuhn, Hobart C. Jackson, and Barbara Kaplan provide case studies on advocacy by and for the elderly. In part 3, "Strategies," students of administration, planning, and community organizations are provided with a discussion of requisite tools for implementing advocacy efforts. Paul Nathanson and John L. Lamb focus on advocacy and the necessity of legal services. James A. Danowski emphasizes the use of media as a strategy for elderly advocate organizations. A selected bibliography is included in the final section. (CSS)
Descriptors: Activism, Blacks, Change Strategies, Citizen Participation, Consumer Protection, Cooperative Planning, Developmental Stages, Federal Regulation, Futures (of Society), Gerontology, Legal Aid, Legal Problems, Mass Media, Older Adults, Organizational Communication, Political Attitudes, Political Power, Social Change, Social Problems
Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, University Park, Los Angeles, California 90007 ($3.50 per copy; 10, less 10%; 11-49, less 15%; over 50, less 20%)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center.