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ERIC Number: ED025716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 22
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Older People as Consumers of Education.
Knox, Alan
Socio-psychological variables that influence the extent to which older people (age: 50+) will be consumers of education are examined to arrive at criteria for programs appropriate to the developmental needs of this group. Research indicates that two primary influences are changes in learning abilities and interests. Secondary influences include social factors (e.g. societal expectations about the role of older people, availability of educational opportunity) and personal factors (e.g. levels of physical and mental health, income, mobility, and preparatory education). The challenge to practitioners working with older persons is to diagnose the patterns that inhibit educational consumption and modify those so as to enable older persons more effectively to use education to achieve their own objectives. (A bibliography is included.) (dm)
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