ERIC Number: ED198042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Aging Awareness: An Annotated Bibliography.
Grant, Rugh; And Others
This annotated bibliography cites books and articles on aging. The bibliography was compiled by a resource team who are helping teachers and elderly volunteers create classroom environments in which the strengths and uniqueness of these volunteers are recognized. The books in the first section "Aging in Society" describe the problems, aspirations, joys, reflections, and coping strategies of the growing elderly population. The second and third sections are concerned with gerontological literature. "Attitudes Toward Aging and the Elderly" cites journal articles which speak to the attitudes of the elderly as perceived by young children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly themselves. The section on "Elderly Persons as Volunteers" addresses the many ways the elderly can maintain active and valued participation in society through voluntary affiliation in a variety of settings. The fourth section "Curricula on Aging" includes materials which discuss the role of schools in helping children develop an awareness of aging. The section "Using Oral History in the Classroom" provides insight into the concept and purpose of oral history. The various oral history projects described demonstrate that through oral history, students may develop communication skills, gain an appreciation of the skills and experiences of older people, and contribute to the preservation of history. The sixth section is an annotated listing of children's books on aging. The publication concludes with a listing of books and articles which review children's literature. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Gerontology, Older Adults, Oral History, Retirement, School Role, Volunteers
Senior Citizen School Volunteer Program, Western Pennsylvania Gerontology Center, Mervis Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 ($2.75).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Buhl Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
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