ERIC Number: ED112735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Alternatives for Later Life and Learning: Some Programs Designed for Older Persons at State Colleges and Universities.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) has recognized the changing need within society to provide teaching resources to new student constituencies, which include working adults, housewives, former college drop-outs, and older persons, whether in mid-career or in retirement. To reach this constituency, state colleges and universities have channeled learning resources into external degree programs, off-campus seminars, independent study field learning, and continuing education programs. This report is a compilation of responses provided by the members of AASCU to a survey of programs for older persons conducted in August 1974. The members listed and described special provisions and programs in four general areas: (1) special provisions of increased access by older persons to the regular academic and cultural offerings of the institution; (2) special programs or activities designed for and involving the direct participation of older persons; (3) pre-service and in-service training for professionals and paraprofessionals in aging-related fields; and (4) other institutional initiatives currently underway that relate to the needs of older persons. (Author/JMF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education Centers, Educational Facilities, Evening Students, Extension Education, External Degree Programs, Higher Education, Independent Study, Open Education, Part Time Students
Office of Program Development, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, One DuPont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.