ERIC Number: ED166071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Young Look at the Old: Curriculum Building in the Area of Aging. A Manual to Assist in the Development of Courses on Teaching about Aging.
Saxe, Adele R.
This manual is designed to aid elementary and secondary teachers in creating programs to teach about aging. Goals of this program are to (1) provide young people with a better understanding of the aging process, (2) provide a perspective of the meaning of education in one's own life, (3) establish cross-generational understanding and cooperation, and (4) provide materials on aging that will enrich the regular curriculum. Teaching approaches are cross-generational, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary in nature, and can fit into subject areas such as art, music, literature, sociology, psychology, physical education, and economics. Separate sections in the manual discuss rationale, course content, teacher training, curriculum development, and course plans. Suggestions for funding, staffing, and providing texts and materials for inservice training are offered. Learning activities for students include writing biographies of local people 65 years or older, role playing elderly people, compiling booklets which depict old people favorably, and using popular songs which depict aging. Sample teaching units for grades four through 12, evaluation methods, and reference materials are provided in appendices. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Affective Objectives, Bibliographies, Cognitive Objectives, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Gerontology, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Fine Arts, Geriatrics, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interpersonal Relationship, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Older Adults, Physical Education, Resource Materials, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Gerontology Education and Training Center, School of Applied Science & Arts, San Jose State University, San Jose, California 95192 ($3.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Jose State Univ., CA. School of Applied Science and Arts.
Note: Appendix B has been removed due to internal copyright