ERIC Number: ED105194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Never Too Old to Learn.
Academy for Educational Development, Inc., New York, NY.
This report is a result of a study of available opportunities offered by post secondary institutions to help older persons remain active and involved in their communities. Through interviews of relevant literature, detailed questionnaires sent to over 400 institutions, visits to over 33 institutions, and interviews with personnel, older students, educational groups, and social agencies, the survey evaluated the present programs and revealed the lack of programs to fulfill the needs of older adults. Chapter 1 provides national demographic data with charts on the characteristics of older persons and discusses their adjustment, identity, participation, and fulfillment needs. A roster of the principal characteristics of ongoing programs and brief descriptions of each are presented in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 recommends communication and involvement as two guidelines for planning programs and includes specific considerations (identifying the market, deciding on course content, maximizing accessibility, choosing schedules, opting for various instructional methods, providing supplementary services and financing). Chapter 4 examines the benefits of these programs and recommends indepth evaluations of programs, selected new demonstration projects for "new careers" and "rehabilitation", and dissemination of information and ideas. An evaluation checklist, the academy's board of directors, the surveyed and visited institutions, and an annotated bibliography are appended. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, National Surveys, Older Adults, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Improvement, School Surveys
Academy for Educational Development, 680 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10019 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Inc., New York, NY.