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ERIC Number: ED086944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 40
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Educational Alternatives for Senior Citizens.
The Dallas County Community College District, in conjunction with Amarillo College, has been charged with establishing a task force to develop a comprehensive plan of educational alternatives for senior citizens in the State of Texas. This paper is a report on the subsequent proposals made by this task force. Using the goals of the Educational Report of the 1971 White House Conference on Aging, the main objective of the present plan is to provide senior citizens with meaningful learning experiences which will help them enjoy life. After an analysis of continuing education programs in Texas and other states and of demographic characteristics the following proposals are made: (1) that courses directed toward the elderly be administered by schools of continuing education; (2) that a full time director and coordinator of the proposed program be designated; (3) that a Senior Advisory Council be created; (4) that any community service course in any area for which there may be a demand be offered; (5) that the identification and securing of instructors be the responsibility of the Program Director; and (6) that the cost of these proposed activities be funded in a manner similar to Adult Vocational Education provided by the Texas Education Agency. (RWP)
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Note: Proposed sub-project for funding under the provisions of Title I, Higher Education Act of 1965