ERIC Number: ED307568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Reading and the Elderly. Focused Access to Selected Topics (FAST) Bibliography No. 18.
Intended for people who have a professional or personal interest in the elderly (researchers, public librarians, and people with elderly relations and friends), this annotated bibliography presents 34 items from the ERIC database from 1977-87 which explore aspects of reading as it relates to the elderly. The first section, an overview, is followed by a section describing reading programs for the elderly, including some in nursing homes, community centers, retirement centers, and an apartment complex, and some for individuals. The third section focuses on research on the reading habits and interests of the elderly, including reading preferences. The fourth section presents research on other issues, including factors affecting legibility of printed materials for older people, reading abilities of elderly persons in relation to the difficulty of essential government documents, and physical and psychological decrements affecting reading in the aged. Libraries and the elderly reader is the topic of the fifth section. The final section deals with literacy and instruction, discussing basic literacy and the aged, as well as the elderly college student's reading needs. (SR)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Bloomington, IN.