ERIC Number: ED115727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Community-Based Training: A Model for University and State Partnerships.
White, Sally; And Others
The community-based training model conducted at Pennsylvania State University in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office for the Aging, provides accessible gerontological education throughout the State through a multi-faceted approach of informal seminars, undergraduate academic courses, short-term module presentations, and certification programs. At a time of fiscal accountability, the Pennsylvania prototype shows how the cooperative efforts and coordination of activities of two organizations can be combined into an organized attack upon a critical social problem. The five features unique to the Pennsylvania approach include a program that is cooperative, universal, accessible, progressive, and responsive. An important component in the long-range educational plan is that educational opportunities are planned in 20 off-campus centers for all persons within the State who work with older adults. Minimal cost has enabled more paraprofessionals and volunteer workers to attend. Students deciding to matriculate may transfer short-term training and work experience into credit hours. Likewise, with increasing education, persons can change occupations within an agency or transfer among service provision agencies. The 1974 training plan included three workshops on Normal Aging, Aging Problems, and Alternatives to Institutionalization, with a strong evaluation component planned for the series. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Human Development.
Note: For related documents, see CE 005 053-058; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society (27th, Portland, Oregon, October 18-November 1, 1974)