ERIC Number: ED218462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Community-Based Learning Centers for Older Adults. Evaluation Report.
Sprouse, Betsy M.
This evaluation report describes a research and demonstration project on community education and aging to demonstrate that interest in, access to, and demand for opportunities for lifelong learning can be increased among older adults by involving them in planning, implementing, evaluating, and changing community-based learning centers to meet their needs. Evaluation of this project conducted in Dane County, Wisconsin, from 1978-81 is discussed in three sections focusing on the process of developing learning centers, a performance evaluation of the impact of the centers, and the efficiency of the program model. The evaluation of the process looks at these problems with program development: low initial enrollment, requiring too few resources from the community and sponsors involved, and amount of time spent in planning. The section on performance evaluation considers these program activities: development of alternative models for implementation of community-based learning centers, involvement of local sponsors and learning center coordinators, development of educational program, enrollment, recruitment of older adults as teachers, information dissemination, and development of plan for learning center continuation. The efficiency evaluation looks at sponsor and participant costs. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Faye McBeath Inst. on Aging and Adult Life.