ERIC Number: ED163344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Materials on Aging for Elementary and Secondary Schools.
There is a need to begin educating America as to the nature and the problems of growing old. Many observations made about the aged are grossly inaccurate, yet they represent a portion of the mythology of aging that is accepted without question by a large segment of American society. A leading gerontologist believes that aging is only a series of changes which differentiate young from old; one state is not necessarily better than the other. A close examination is made of the differences which appear between the states of being old and being young. The visible physical and psychological changes that occur due to growing older are discussed, as well as the actual physical and psychological needs of the elderly in our society. It is suggested that every citizen be educated as to the process of aging and its ramifications on the individual in order to dispel the myths about retirement and aging. (Author/KA)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Commission on Aging, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents see CG 013 036, CG 013 037, CG 013 039, CG 013 040, CG 013 041, CG 013 042, CG 013 043