ERIC Number: ED159123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Uncharted Territory: Issues and Concerns of Women over 40.
Block, Marilyn R.; And Others
The curriculum guide presents 14 modular units for teaching a college-level course about older women (age 40 and above). An introduction discusses the need for and lack of literature or research about older women and their specific personal, financial, and social problems. It also suggests instructional approaches, consideration of students' individual experiences with aging, and importance of input from older women. The 14 units treat the following topics: stereotypes of older women, a demographic profile of the older woman, menopause and sexuality, health and medical issues, mental health and related issues, life patterns, family relationships, social networks, widowhood and death, older women and the legal system, employment and retirement, social security and pensions, continuing education, and ethnic and racial variations. An annotated filmography describes over 100 films about middle-aged and older women, and a bibliography lists approximately 1,000 books and articles. (AV)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Guides, Death, Employment, Family Relationship, Females, Filmographies, Gerontology, Health, Higher Education, Labeling (of Persons), Legal Aid, Middle Aged Adults, Older Adults, Racial Factors, Resource Materials, Retirement, Secondary Education, Sexuality, Social Problems, Social Relations, Status, Stereotypes, Units of Study, Widowed
Marilyn R. Block, Center on Aging, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (free while supplies last)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Center on Aging.