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ERIC Number: ED172838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Pages: 136
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A Model for Senior Citizen Education at the College of DuPage, Using the Delphi Technique.
LaVigne, Velma Hebbard
Using the Delphi forecasting technique, a model program was designed to provide educational services to elderly members of the community served by the College of DuPage. A questionnaire was developed and administered to three groups: full-time faculty at DuPage (N=15), local officials and authorities on aging (N=13), and senior citizens of the county (N=100). Response rates for the three groups were 93.0%, 70.0%, and 33.0%, respectively. Questionnaire responses indicated consensus among all three groups that (1) seniors should participate in planning educational programs, (2) off-campus facilities should be utilized but seniors should not be segregated from other age groups, (3) full-time college faculty should teach courses for seniors, and (4) transportation problems can deter seniors from utilizing educational opportunities. The proposed program model incorporates the four steps of planning, organization, implementation, and evaluation, and recommends regular courses in a variety of subject areas taught by full-time faculty as a major component of the educational program. Flexibility in scheduling and location of facilities is encouraged for optimum participation, as is the development of expanded funding sources to support the program. Background information and a literature review are included and questionnaires and survey results are appended. (DR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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