ERIC Number: ED214622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Skyline Older Adult Program: A Developing Concept.
Valeau, Edward J.
The philosophy, background, objectives, and offerings of Skyline College's Older Adult Program (SOAP) are described in this report. After stressing Skyline's commitment to lifelong learning, the report provides background to SOAP's development. This section explains how Skyline's Senior Citizen Advisory Committee was established to provide information and assistance and to act as liaison with the older adult community. Next, the report focuses on older adults' learning needs, summarizing study findings that revealed older adults to be interested in various academic courses and to prefer off-campus courses offered during the day. Dimensions of program planning are discussed prior to the presentation of a series of assumptions about programs and curricula, instructional practices, admissions and attendance factors, and counseling needs. After a brief description of Skyline's inservice teacher training activities, program guidelines for SOAP courses are presented with respect to college facilities, texts and references, minimum student materials, methods of evaluating outcomes, expected goals, and content and methods. Next, course outlines are provided for 13 SOAP offerings, including several physical education courses; writing, history, literature, music, science, health, and language courses; a peer counseling course; and a course on wills, estates, and trusts. Finally, future plans and recommendations are considered. (WL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Skyline Coll., San Bruno, CA.