ERIC Number: ED205770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul-10
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Education for the Elderly. Final Report, August 1, 1980-June 30, 1981.
Daugherty, Mabel H.
A project was undertaken to plan a consumer education program and delivery system for elderly persons in the six-county Bootheel area of Southeast Missouri. Included among the project's activities were the following: (1) assessing the needs and qualifications for consumer education programs for the elderly through a literature search and investigation by a local task force; (2) similarly assessing alternative delivery systems in terms of learning processes, student motivation, sequential lessons, and learning problems; (3) specifying requirements for program instructional materials and resources; (4) issuing a report to serve as the basis for planning consumer education courses for the elderly in Southeast Missouri; (5) developing and trial testing three minicourses with 17 specific lessons organized into the areas of estate planning, health care and medical services, and supplementing income through effective consumerism; (6) test-implementing the minicourses through delivery to various elderly groups; and (7) developing and conducting a three-week inservice workshop to train a cadre of teachers to deliver consumer education to the elderly. While project designers felt that most project goals were achieved, they were disappointed that only five teachers completed the workshop. Recommendations called for additional minicourses and workshops. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Consumer Education, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Educational Resources, Estate Planning, Field Tests, Income, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Problems, Medical Care Evaluation, Medical Services, Minicourses, Money Management, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City. Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: Southeast Missouri State Univ., Cape Girardeau.
Identifiers: Consumer Skills; Missouri (Southeast)