ERIC Number: ED354848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Higher Education and an Aging Society.
Gerontological Society of America.
The seven papers in this report were prepared as part of a project intended to open a dialogue between leaders of higher education and aging communities, and were originally developed as background material for an invitational meeting between these groups. The first three papers deal with broad issues in which both communities share an interest. The papers are: "Higher Education and Older Adults in the 21st Century (1990-2010): Who Will Be Learning? Who Should Be Learning?" (Solomon Arbeiter); "Financing Higher Education Over a Lifetime" (Arthur M. Hauptman); and "Higher Education and Aging communities: Natural Allies in a Changing World" (John M. Cornman). The second set of three papers focuses more on how higher education can pursue its missions of teaching, research, and public service in an aging society. The papers are: "Gerontology and Higher Education: Continuing To Open the American Mind" (George L. Maddox); "Responsibilities of Higher Education to Research on Aging" (Richard C. Adelman); "The Third University Mission: To Serve Older Adults" (David G. Brown) focuses on the universities' role in public service. A final paper (by Pamela Cristoffel) offers a data summary on age, the workplace, implications for higher education, and education of older adults now and in the future. An appendix lists names and addresses of contributors and participants in the conference that inspired this publication. Individual papers include references. (JB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Gerontological Society of America.