ERIC Number: ED199233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Aging Education in the Public Schools--Coming of Age?
Hoot, James L.; Lumsden, D. Barry
A statewide survey of elementary and secondary teachers in Texas indicates that little attention is currently given to direct teaching about aging or to integrating this content area into the school curriculum. The following questions were asked: (1) To what extent is aging incorporated into the public school curricula? (2) Would increased involvement in teaching about aging be achieved if instructional materials were available? (3) Have efforts in teaching aging been perceived as successful by those who do teach this content area? and (4) What is the likelihood that teachers would become involved in short-term inservice training to prepare them to deal with aging issues? Results indicated that, if instructional materials were available, many teachers would teach concepts of aging. A majority of respondents indicated interest in inservice programs relating to aging. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association (4th, Dallas, TX, January 29-31, 1981).