ERIC Number: ED114456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Establishing Educational Consortia Through Faculty Seminars.
Bragg, Stephen M.; And Others
In response to growing needs of older citizens, the University of Pennsylvania and the Office of Aging of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare developed a three-year gerontological program. A series of faculty seminars was planned as part of the first-year program, after an initial survey of all Pennsylvania institutions of higher education indicated an interest in a gerontological seminar series. The first two-day workshop was designed to introduce participants to general concepts in gerontology and to stimulate program planning. An Opinion About People scale was developed and administered prior to the first workshop to determine participant background and set the level of presentations. Participant evaluation of the first workshop reflected a two- and four-year institutional dichotomization of interests, which was taken into consideration in planning the second workshop. Evaluation of the second session showed an increase in the level of interaction among participants. The concluding workshop focused on curriculum development, with participants organized into small role-playing groups for problem-solving at hypothetical institutions. A core of interested and knowledgeable individuals, representing the needs, resources, educational philosophies, and institutions in the State was identified for second-year planning in program development for gerontology. (EA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Human Development.
Note: For related documents, see CE 005 052-057; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society (27th, Portland, Oregon, October 28-November 1, 1974)