ERIC Number: ED262183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Senior Adults on the Go. A 310 Final Project Report. Fiscal Years 1984 and 1985.
Stephens, Barbara; Jacobus, Jane
A four-phase project was undertaken to expand adult basic education (ABE) program outreach to meet the needs of the underserved, rurally isolated, older residents of south and southwest Iowa. The first phase of the project consisted of an advisory committee project review, a series of ABE staff interviews of senior citizens residing in the area, and a needs survey. In the second phase of the project, curriculum units were developed to help the area senior citizens to (1) build their self-confidence and self-respect, (2) improve their basic skills, (3) develop a better understanding of their role as citizens, and (4) become wiser consumers. Next, a day-long inservice session was held to prepare local ABE instructors to field test the project. Formative and summative assessments of the programs attested to its success. (Appendixes to this project report include maps of the project sites, the student and teacher handouts, an attitude-toward-aging scale, a project schedule, various recruitment and publicity materials, the pre- and posttests administered to the students, and a dissemination workshop agenda.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Aging (Individuals), Consumer Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Field Tests, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Outreach Programs, Pretests Posttests, Publicity, Questionnaires, Regional Planning, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Self Concept, Student Recruitment, Surveys, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Community Coll., Creston, IA.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa