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ERIC Number: ED176143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of a Series of Learning Experiences on Ninth-Grade Students' Attitudes Toward the Aged. Summary and Lesson Plans.
Glass, J. Conrad, Jr.; Trent, Curtis
This study determines that adolescents' attitudes toward older persons, while not negative as originally supposed, can be changed in a more positive direction through planned educational experiences. Situational and personal characteristics account for variance in pretest attitudes evidenced toward the aged. The study was conducted on ninth-grade students in North Carolina public schools. Ten lesson plans, used in a two-week unit in social studies classes, describe aspects of aging and ways for youths to appreciate aging as part of the total life experience. Supplementary materials for use with the lesson plans are presented. Changed attitudes among subjects resulting from participation in the program persisted over a period of four to six months. (Author/BEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Adult and Community Coll. Education.
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