ERIC Number: ED315620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Elements of a Comprehensive State Policy on Aging.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Center for Educational and Cultural Opportunities for the Aging.
This document, a policy statement adopted by the New York State Board of Regents in 1986, describes program options to implement each of six policy directions adopted by the Regents and to be coordinated by the Center for Educational and Cultural Opportunities for the Aging. The six policy directions are (1) involve the elderly as active participants in society; (2) provide education and training opportunities for older persons; (3) enhance the coordination of services for the elderly; (4) educate students at all levels about aging; (5) train needed service providers for older persons; and (6) increase the research potential of postsecondary institutions to address the needs of the elderly. The first section describes the aging society and discusses its implications for health maintenance services, personal financial security, and personal development. The second section addresses educational policy issues and elaborates on the six policy directions adopted by the Regents. Section 3, "Framework for Action," also elaborates on the six policy directions. Section 4 describes specific program proposals that address each policy direction. A short conclusion and four appendices complete the document. The appendices contain 11 statistical tables, sample ongoing programs for the elderly, major organizations that form the service network for older persons in New York, and a 36-item bibliography. (CML)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Center for Educational and Cultural Opportunities for the Aging.
Identifiers - Location: New York