ERIC Number: ED115332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Community Colleges Respond to Elders: A Sourcebook for Program Development.
Glickman, Lillian L.; And Others
To establish a base for the development of new educational programs for older adults, a survey was conducted of personnel in 150 community colleges across the country to elicit information and perceptions concerning the following issues: (1) the content and scope of current educational programs for elders; (2) the nature of the developmental process of such programs; (3) the perceived obstacle to and possibilities for the development of viable and responsive education programs for elders. Using the information on current programs as a base, this sourcebook outlines appropriate core curricula and presents a model for program development built on the characteristics that appear to make programs successful. The key to the model is an alliance with the community of elders. Guidelines for the choosing of a representative board are presented, as well as suggestions on how to attain the proper balance between the consumer board and the college administrator. The model itself involves needs assessment, selecting program content, insuring program effectiveness (recruitment, location of programs, and teaching methods), and maximizing manpower, finances, and other resources. Appended is a list of federal, state, and other agencies on which community colleges can draw for assistance in developing programs. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Dissemination and Resources Group.