ERIC Number: ED367810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Resource Guide for Reaching and Teaching Older Persons. A Section 353 Demonstration Project. 1991/92.
Florida State Council on Aging, Tallahassee.
This resource guide contains guidelines and information (much of which is specific to Florida) on organizing and implementing literacy programs to reach and teach functionally illiterate older adults. Section 1 presents a profile of illiterate older adults and guidelines for linking existing programs and services and lists organizations involved in adult literacy programs in Florida. Section 2 outlines outreach strategies, explains and provides examples of communication tools proven effective in literacy program expansion and publicity campaigns, and lists 17 Floridians available to speak on literacy education. Included in section 3 are the following: suggestions for motivating older adults, a discussion of the rationale behind literacy programs for older adults, and discussions of the curricula of three literacy programs (the Laubach Way to Reading, Literacy Volunteers of America, and the Florida Department of Adult and Community Education's Life Skills Curriculum for Senior Adult Learners). Section 4 contains the following: lists of 27 sources of technical assistance on literacy education and 50 resources on aging and working with older adults, a reprint of "Standard Periodical Directory" entries under the category "senior citizens," reviews of videos on older adults and literacy education, and a list of major publishers of large-print books. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Aging (Individuals), Educational Needs, Functional Literacy, Information Sources, Literacy Education, Older Adults, Outreach Programs, Program Implementation, Publicity, Resource Materials, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Council on Aging, Tallahassee.
Identifiers: Florida; 353 Project