ERIC Number: ED115728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Current Issues in Training and Education in Gerontology.
Passage of landmark legislation in the form of the Older American Act initiated a broad program of research and training in the area of adult development and aging and social gerontology. Various types of model programs emerged around the country. One type is the State-recognized consortium (University of Michigan and Wayne State University) while a second type is the interdisciplinary and diffused model (University of Chicago). Other types are the center entity model (University of Southern California), the single program model (Washington University, St. Louis), and the functional program orientation model for smaller colleges and universities. Future projections indicate a need for the continuance of multiple models, strong State-oriented programs, and functional, informal consortiums. The establishment of a National Institute on Aging is expected momentarily, with the Administration on Aging moving toward a role of being a Federal clearinghouse on aging for all Federal funds. State units on aging can currently benefit from the amended Older American's Act. The primary goals of the recently formed Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) is helping to formulate national policy on gerontological training/education. An example of AGHE effectiveness was Congressional restoration of $6.5 million for university-based gerontological training/education. (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 and CE 005 054-058; Transcription of an extemporaneous presentation to the Faculty Seminar in Gerontology (University Park, Pennsylvania, May 9, 1974)