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ERIC Number: ED543198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1950
Pages: 37
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 44
Education for a Long and Useful Life. Bulletin, 1950, No. 6
Kempfer, Homer
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
Among the problems that face the public school, few are more important than that of providing suitable learning opportunities for those in the latter half of life. Considering only occupational and economic problems, persons over 50 offer the educational institutions of the country a great challenge. They especially need help in making vocational readjustments and in retraining. From other viewpoints, too--citizenship, leisure-time, family living, and health--this age group offers a challenge. In fact, the orientation of the entire culture to the actualities and with potentialities of a new age structure in the country's population awaits major assistance from the schools. This bulletin, concerned primarily with education for the aging, indicates only some of the beginnings of the programs that need to be worked out by the schools and other educational agencies. While the literature on problems of the aging is growing rapidly, little is specifically concerned with the role of the school. There is considerable evidence, however, that the schools are taking hold of these problems. This bulletin is divided into four parts: (1) A New Social Phenomenon; (2) The Responsibility of Education; (3) Active Agencies and Programs; and (4) What Can Be Done. (Contains 7 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, Office of Education (ED)