ERIC Number: ED368876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring the Past. "A Senior Literacy Model." Final Report.
Greater Erie Community Action Committee, PA.
A program of basic language/writing skills was designed to enhance the literacy levels of 24 multicultural seniors, aged 65 or older, who were recruited from senior centers throughout Erie County, Pennsylvania. Computer literacy and basic word processing skills were taught along with basic language/writing skills in a nonthreatening learning environment. A curriculum was written and instructional materials developed using state-of-the-art computers and software. Instructional activities were centered around the seniors' recollections of their past experiences. The recollections served as the core (medium) for stories to be reproduced on the computers. These stories were gathered into a bound chronicle of personal experiences. (Course outlines are provided for these courses: grammar, spelling, writing, and word processing. The 20-page report is followed by the chronicle of reminiscences and personal recollections on such topics as reading memories; hometown memories; personal favorites; family traditions; favorite toys, games, or amusements; what we did before TV; and clothing styles from childhood.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Greater Erie Community Action Committee, PA.