ERIC Number: ED053660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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Patterns for Progress in Aging; A Plan to Span; Work-Study in Social Gerontology; A Demonstration Project at the University of Denver.
Friedelson, Ina, Ed.
The goals of the work study project: Services to the Aging conducted at the University of Denver, were: (1) to sensitize the undergraduate students participating in it in their understanding of the role and functioning of older people in a changing social structure; and (2) through a field work and academic program, to acquaint students with the occupational and professional potentials in the field of social gerontology. The report discusses: (1) the initiation of the project at Denver University, the project staff, student recruitment, agency involvement and student placement, and project funding; (2) the organization and structure of the project, including the academic program, the field experience program, and the special projects; and (3) the evaluation of the project, including the evaluation procedures, the project's achievements and its pitfalls and problems. The general conclusion was that students found work in "difficult" assignments, i.e., work involving physically or emotionally dependent and/or disabled aging persons, more rewarding than in the "easy" assignments. Evaluation forms, attitude tests and a follow-up questionnaire are included in the appendices. (AF)
Descriptors: College Students, Geriatrics, Higher Education, Human Services, Older Adults, Work Experience Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.45)
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Authoring Institution: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.