ERIC Number: ED220684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Gerontology Program. Food Services for the Aged.
Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV.
A project was proposed to expand the gerontology program at Rancho High School (Las Vegas, Nevada) into the area of food services for the aged. Development of a course in food services for the elderly would meet the students' needs for field experiences and entry-level job skills. Objectives of the proposed program included the following: (1) development of a course-of-study gerontology syllabus and accompanying materials in the area of food services for the aged; (2) establishment of a gerontology food-services laboratory at Rancho High School; and (3) demonstration of entry-level job skills by project students in providing food services to elderly citizens of the community. It was anticipated that 30 to 70 students would participate in the program, and $50,000 was requested to conduct the project. It was proposed that a task force be hired during the 1978-79 school year to develop the syllabus, accompanying materials, and evaluation tools. At the same time, a gerontology learning laboratory was to be constructed and equipped for use by the end of the first semester of the 1979-80 school year. Students were to be enrolled in gerontology classes prerequisite to the food services for the aged course during the 1978-79 school year and during the first semester of the 1979-80 school year. Students were to begin using the gerontology laboratory in February, 1980. The laboratory course was to entail dietary and nutritional needs of the elderly as well as management, production, and distribution of food to the aged. It was proposed that students would prepare and serve meals as well as plan and present social programs to the senior citizens of the community. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Div. of Vocational-Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV.