ERIC Number: ED218463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Community-Based Learning Centers for Older Adults. A Technical Assistance Manual.
Sprouse, Betsy M.; Brown, Karen
Designed for community groups and organizations, groups of older adults, senior clubs, and agencies, this manual documents the process of developing community education programs for older adults. The first section introduces the concept of a community learning center, while the second section considers whether a learning center should be developed. The next three sections look at three stages in setting up a learning center--planning (documenting need, setting program goals, establishing roles, fund raising), development (finding a location, gathering resources, designing the curriculum, recruiting teachers, promoting the program), and operation (registration, auxiliary services, community outreach, record-keeping, evaluation). The final section provides examples of program materials used in running a learning center, including curriculum ideas, procedures checklist, class leader application, information for class leaders, facility inspection checklist, registration card, identification card, interest survey, class evaluation form, and instructor's evaluation form. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Faye McBeath Inst. on Aging and Adult Life.