ERIC Number: ED376365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Topics for Lehigh County Seniors II. Final Report.
Giguere, Lauren; And Others
This document consists of a final report and curriculum materials from a project that designed a set of curriculum packages to meet the needs and interests of senior citizens. The curriculum presented topics that were critical to the daily lives of older adults while integrating basic skills. Classes met for each topic approximately six to eight sessions. Student learning gains were assessed by oral and written testing. Findings indicated an increase in creativity and knowledge in areas of interest to the senior citizens led to an improvement in basic math, reading, and writing skills. The senior life skills curriculum's eight packages provide the following: objectives, course overview, materials list, instructional approaches, recommended evaluation, lesson outlines, and, in some cases, worksheets and a bibliography. Quicken 5 is a computerized financial management course. Genealogy I and II are computer courses that provide skills to trace ancestral roots. Chemical Hazards in the Home covers topics relating to chemical hazards found in the home and their potential toxicity. More Mileage from Your Memory covers topics relating to memory concerns of senior citizens and ways to improve one's memory. Creative Writing is designed to stimulate the imagination and provoke creative thoughts that can be translated into written word. Food Facts and Fallacies relates to dietary concerns. Taking the Mystery Out of Medicine covers medical problems, issues, and terms often encountered by senior citizens. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Basic Skills, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Creative Writing, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Genealogy, Health Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Memory, Money Management, Nutrition Instruction, Older Adults, Retirement
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Center for Alternative Learning, Bryn Mawr, PA.