ERIC Number: ED249372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-8
Reference Count: 0
Gerontology Training for Adult Educators: The Experience of the University of Southern Maine.
Callender, Willard D., Jr.
A project was undertaken to introduce gerontological content into the professional preparation of adult educators in the master's program in adult education offered at the University of Southern Maine. After courses in the existing curriculum of the master's program were analyzed for the appropriateness and currency of their gerontological content, the program was redesigned to include a concentration in educational gerontology. The curriculum for certification in the area of educational gerontology contained courses in social and public policy in aging, the older person as an adult learner, coordination of educational programs for older adults in the community, the aging worker, and gerontology and the helping professions, as well as a summer institute entitled "Social Change for an Aging Population: An Institute in Educational Gerontology." This report focuses on some of the outcomes of this curriculum development project, including the training and development of improved practitioners, an enhanced aging network, an improving university, and better programs for citizens in the community. Appended to the report are a program description of the revised curriculum and an information sheet explaining the content of and requirements for a concentration in educational gerontology at the University of Sothern Maine. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Curriculum Development, Degree Requirements, Educational Benefits, Educational Gerontology, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Linking Agents, Masters Programs, Older Adults, Program Content, Program Development, Public Policy, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Southern Maine
Note: Paper presented at the National Adult Education Conference (Louisville, KY, November 8, 1984).