ERIC Number: ED165831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec-2
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation of Selected Community College Programs for Older Adults.
Dib, Elias L.
The special needs of older adults in relation to community colleges were studied with the intent to (1) identify Southern California community colleges which have a special program for older adults, (2) identify and report the characteristics of selected programs, and (3) delineate the effect of Proposition 13 and under-financing for programs. Of the 55 Southern California community college catalogs reviewed, 19 were found to have special programs for older adults. Of these, 6 colleges were visited and the directors of the programs were interviewed in the areas of instructional services, community services, financing, organization, and plans for the next two years. Efforts to bring older adults out of an isolated environment was a major goal for most of the programs visited. It was recognized that the aging do not have similar goals to those of the traditional student. Most of the community service programs were academic in nature, serving to facilitate re-entry into higher education. Primary funding for these programs were from institutional sources as a result of Proposition 13. Plans for the future focused on finding ways to keep the programs going financially. A review of the literature, recommendations, and a bibliography are included. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Proposition 13 (California 1978)