ERIC Number: ED255341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Minority Aging: Perspectives and Sources.
Cuellar, Jose B.; And Others
The monograph presents state-of-the-art assessments of available research pertaining to the American Indian/Alaska Native, Pacific Asian, Hispanic, and Black elderly. These assessments, prepared by five prominent minority gerontologists (John Red Horse, Sharon Y. Moriwaki, Sylvia Yuen Schwitters, Jean Keith Crawford, and Maurice Jackson), reflect what is known and not known about aging and older persons in each minority group; identify contradictions, trends, and gaps in data; address the most important aging human service issues; discuss possible implications of a proposed Human Service Model for older persons in each minority group; and provide recommendations for future research and human services policy. General observations are given on the history, trends, and gaps in minority aging research. To provide perspective, the introduction and summary of the report "Future Directions for Aging Policy: A Human Service Model" (1980), by the Subcommittee on Human Services, Select Committee on Aging is provided. These reveal some of the basic assumptions that guide the Human Service Model. A cross-cultural summary with broader minority aging conclusions highlights the important shared perspectives and variations on themes. The monograph concludes with six state-of-the-art bibliographies which constitute a comprehensive collection of 1,600 references by subject area and ethnic focus. Although many of the materials can be located at major libraries, the majority are located in the archive collection at the University Center on Aging, San Diego State University. (NQA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Diego State Univ., CA. Univ. Center on Aging.