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ERIC Number: ED140171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
1975-76 Youth Conferences on Older Americans. A Report to the President of the United States for Older Americans Month.
National Retired Teachers Association, Washington, DC.; American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.; National Humanities Faculty, Concord, MA.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
The Youth Conferences on Older Americans originated with the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA) determination to offer a meaningful contribution to the nation's Bicentennial observance. In 1976, by Presidential proclamation, Americans were urged to focus attention on the issues concerning older people. NRTA accepted this charge with an added dimension: to encourage high school students to initiate meetings with older people, in an educational setting, to discuss the issues. The anticipated outcome was increased awareness and understanding. This report is based on information received from high schools by April 15, 1976. From frequently-reported statements a clear pattern emerges: the Youth Conferences offered a valued and much-enjoyed learning experience for both groups of participants, the youth and the older people. Their words indicate a sense of discovery, learning and a strongly-felt need for change. (Author/YRJ)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Retired Teachers Association, Washington, DC.; American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.; National Humanities Faculty, Concord, MA.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.