ERIC Number: ED194128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Older Americans ARE A Resource for Community Colleges, Business, Themselves and Society. Older Americans Program, National Conference Report (2nd, Washington, DC, March 13-14, 1980).
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Highlights are presented of a national conference conducted to share specific models for community college programs for older adults and to devise financial and political strategies to ensure the continuation of these programs. After discussing the conference design, the report presents a summary of Bentley Lipscomb's keynote address on the economic factors affecting the demand for education among older adults. This is followed by descriptions of program models developed at community colleges to provide: senior peer consultant training, companion health aide training, mentor-based peer counseling for re-entry women, career and educational counseling services, and a senior handicraft cooperative. In these descriptions, special emphasis is placed on the problems encountered in program implementation and on the feasibility of replicating the programs at other colleges. The second general session, focusing on the re-authorization of the Higher Education Act and the implications of Title I provisions for older adults, is then summarized. Next, the report presents the highlights of four workshops dealing with tuition policies for older adults, adult learning needs, changes in retirement patterns, and the impact of demographic and socioeconomic changes on older adult education. The final sections describe the closing general session, present a discussion of funding and policy issues, and address challenges for the future. (JP)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.