ERIC Number: ED137739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Reading and the Aged: A Statement of the Problem.
Kingston, Albert J., Jr.
A review of studies concerning the reading habits of people 65 years old or older shows that females spend more time reading then do males; senior citizens do not suddenly develop new or extensive reading habits; they prefer light romance with no sex, biographies, westerns, and mysteries; intellectual and physical disabilities are not major factors in the reading habits of older people; and few commercial publishers seem interested in developing and marketing reading materials for this group. Special programs by churches, schools, libraries, or community agencies need to be developed to awaken or to develop interest in reading activities among senior citizens. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (22nd, Miami Beach, Florida, May 2-6, 1977)