ERIC Number: ED253710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Seniors Teaching Seniors: A Manual for Training Older Adult Teachers.
Stuen, Cynthia; And Others
This manual documents the development and operational stages of the Seniors Teaching Seniors (STS) training project of the Brookdale Institute on Aging and Adult Human Development. It is a practical guide for universities, colleges, community agencies, or consortia of agencies for replicating the training model. Both general guidelines and more specific content about the program are provided. Chapter I discusses adult education and older adults, specifically the topics of educational goals and needs, participation, participation barriers, and future directions. Chapters II and III present overviews of the concept of seniors teaching seniors and of the STS project. In chapter IV the planning phase is discussed. Guidelines are offered for need documentation, establishing an advisory committee, funding and budgeting, the project timetable, recruitment, and selection of participants. Chapter V describes the curriculum development process, which included determination of subject area and methods, development of curriculum areas, and faculty selection. Chapter VI presents the eight-session training course. Each session is described in terms of its learning objectives, content outline, instructional resources required, and suggested learning methods and activities. Chapter VII addresses evaluation and followup. Chapter VIII suggests some program adaptations. Appendixes include an introductory packet, course preparation tools, and other sample materials. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Guides, Leadership Training, Models, Older Adults, Peer Teaching, Program Development, Program Implementation, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Brookdale Institute on Aging and Adult Human Development, Columbia University, 803 McVickar Hall, 622 W. 113th Street, New York, NY 10025 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Brookdale Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Brookdale Inst. on Aging and Adult Human Development.
Identifiers: Seniors Teaching Seniors Project