ERIC Number: ED204504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Working with Older People. A Resource Kit.
Ohio State Commission on Aging, Columbus.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
This resource kit for working with older people consists of an instructor's guide, a package of simulation training materials, and performance-based teacher education modules. Topics covered in the instructor's guide are understanding the common problems of working with older people, selecting problem areas for trainees, developing plans for using the resource kit, and using the modules. The simulation package includes background materials, a bibliography, instructions for using accompanying films and a slide show, and 43 simulations dealing with the following problems encountered when working with older people: coping with bureaucracy, family members, death, health problems, poverty, and loss of independence; depression; getting along with others; refusing offered solutions; losing contact with reality; being overly dependent on services; acknowledging agency and personal restrictions; recognizing an emergency; unsanitary conditions; and loss of friends or roles. The teacher education modules (a set of self-paced materials) cover employing simulation techniques; employing brainstorming, buzz group, and question box techniques; and conducting group discussions, panel discussions, and symposia. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adults, Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Teacher Education, Death, Depression (Psychology), Educational Resources, Family Life, Family Relationship, Grief, Health, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Older Adults, Poverty, Resource Materials, Role Playing, Self Esteem, Simulation, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
National Center for Research in Vocational Education, National Center Publications, Box F, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (SN 33, $22.00). An accompanying slide/tape set and 15 films are available separately from Lindy Productions, Attn: Nils Lindquist, 4784 North High St., Columbus, OH 43214.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Commission on Aging, Columbus.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Life Coping Skills