ERIC Number: ED236415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Think It Older. A Guide to a Career in Gerontology. A Comprehensive Model for the Development of Training Coordinators. Final Report.
Ernst, Nora S.
A project was undertaken to develop a competency-based educational curriculum to meet the job requirements of nursing home training coordinators. During the project, researchers assessed the current state of the role of nursing home training coordinators and the performance competencies needed by them. In addition, curriculum guidelines were designed to meet the needs and requirements for a position as a nursing home training coordinator. Also developed during the project was a training manual for use in helping other educational institutions to replicate the project-developed nursing home trainer coordinator curriculum. In the fall of 1979, a project-sponsored course entitled "Inservice Coordination in the Health Care Setting" was developed and offered to 14 students at the School of Allied Health Sciences of the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas. The final phase of the project involved the development and approval of a minor in gerontology that was made available to students in Allied Health Education. The questionnaire, field survey results and curriculum guidelines are appended. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Competence, Competency Based Education, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Gerontology, Guidelines, Instructor Coordinators, Job Skills, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Nursing Homes, Pilot Projects, Postsecondary Education, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Dallas. Gerontology Services Administration.
Note: For related documents, see CE 037 570-571.