ERIC Number: ED083911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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Curriculum Planning for Undergraduate Training in Gerontology 1971-1972.
Federal City Coll., Washington, DC. Inst. of Gerontology.
This report records the planning process of curriculum development for the projected undergraduate program of gerontology at the Institute of Gerontology, Federal City College. The goal of the project was to develop curriculum studies in aging for Federal City College undergraduate students, interested community persons, and workers employed in services to the elderly. The planning of the curriculum and general program of the Institute was required to: (1) relate directly to the needs of older persons in the Washington area; (2) identify and relate training to specific employment possibilities in services to the aging; (3) meet in-service training needs of direct service workers, owners, managers and supervisors of long-term care facilities; (4) present tentative training plans leading to A.A. and B.A. degrees with identified field placements; (5) develop possible short courses; and (6) locate potential faculty for teaching in the program. Three surveys were undertaken to gather information relevant to the planning of the curriculum: one on senior citizens, one for employees working with the aged, and one on agencies serving the aged. Perhaps as important as the surveys, the development of the curriculum has been influenced by the actualities of possible implementation. Appendices include the survey questionnaire, course offering schedule, community activities, and sample of student field reports. (Author/PG)
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Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federal City Coll., Washington, DC. Inst. of Gerontology.