ERIC Number: ED367808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy and Aging--Making the Connection (A Resource List).
Florida State Council on Aging, Tallahassee.
This resource list offers models that literacy projects and community adult education programs can use to improve and expand their services to older adults by building partnerships with businesses, aging network providers, religious institutions, and volunteer organizations. Section 1 explains the purpose of the resource list. Presented in section 2 are summaries of the main points of selected publications devoted to the communication tools for tutors and lists of techniques for overcoming barriers in tutor training and special considerations in teaching/tutoring older adults. Section 3 outlines an eight-step procedure for planning, developing, and maintaining successful literacy partnerships within communities and presents information on volunteer partnerships, programs sponsored by the federal domestic volunteer agency--ACTION, and churches as literacy partners. Section 4 is a directory describing 32 national and 6 federal agencies and organizations that deal with the special needs and interests of older adults. For each organization listed, the directory provides the organization's name, address, and phone number and a short description of the program(s) and/or service(s) it provides. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Annotated Bibliographies, Communication Skills, Cooperative Programs, Information Sources, Institutional Cooperation, Literacy Education, Models, Older Adults, Partnerships in Education, Public Agencies, Religious Organizations, Resource Materials, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Shared Resources and Services, Social Networks, Tutoring, Voluntary Agencies
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Council on Aging, Tallahassee.