ERIC Number: ED366743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Seniors' Education Centre and the Indian and Metis Elderhostel Study Project. Final Report.
A practicum was conducted to determine the feasibility of developing an elderhostel program involving older Indian and Metis adults in Saskatchewan, Canada. A preprogram study of elderhostels and a literature review were conducted. Approximately 30 face-to-face interviews with both Indian and Metis persons in and around Regina, Saskatchewan, were conducted along with telephone interviews of individuals involved in elderhostel programs in Canada and the United States. The study established a definite need for older adult education involving Indian and Metis persons in the area. Three recommendations were made: the planning of any such elderhostel program should include advance assessment of the learning needs and motivation of potential program participants; program activities should be designed in accordance with the principles of older adult education; and feedback should be sought after all learning activities and incorporated into subsequent activities. (Included in appendixes constituting one-third of this document are the following: practicum proposal; project-related correspondence, forms, and brochures; information on elderhostels; a manual for elderhostel coordinators; lists of participating organizations and project committee members; and a 32-item annotated bibliography on topics such as American Indians, older adults, elderhostels, and participatory research.) (MN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regina Univ. (Saskatchewan). Univ. Extension. Seniors Education Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Canada