ERIC Number: ED207637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Institute of Study for Older Adults, Liberal Arts Program: Annual Report, 1979-80.
The Liberal Arts Program described in this report is the largest and most stable of the projects of the Institute of Study for Older Adults (ISOA) at New York City Technical College. The report deals with the program's activities and emphases during 1979-80. After introductory material on the ISOA's growth, activities, funding, and outreach model, four continuing ISOA objectives are listed and the Institute's efforts to achieve them are described. These objectives are: (1) to provide opportunities for older adults to identify and express their educational and social needs; (2) to enhance the self-confidence and self-esteem of elderly students through intellectual inquiry and social interaction; (3) to provide supportive settings which encourage older adults to test new roles and skills; and (4) to advocate the acceptance by professionals of the potential for growth of older adults and of the concept of lifelong learning. The next section covers the major issues addressed during 1979-80, i.e., defining the rationale for liberal arts education for the elderly, identifying curricular strengths, and assessing the impact of course taking on older learners. Examples are then provided of events illustrating some of the program benefits. After providing statistics on course offerings, funding, course taking, and course content, the report presents a program agenda for an ISOA conference and a list of workshop topics. The 1979-80 course schedule is appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Dept. for the Aging, NY.
Authoring Institution: New York City Technical Coll., Brooklyn. Div. of Continuing Education and Extension Services.