ERIC Number: ED246261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Eight Competency-Based Modules for Training Paraprofessionals in Applied Gerontology.
Elgin Community Coll., IL.
These modules are intended as a guide for developing short-term training workshops for paraprofessional service providers in aging. They are for use by trainers with some basic familiarity with the topic; use of teams of educators and practitioners as trainers is suggested to bridge the gap between knowledge and practice. A section on "Training Professionals as Trainers," by Debra David and Susan Golden Feinberg, covers the need for paraprofessional training, project goals, setting, recruitment of participants for a workshop to train trainers, selection criteria, the workshop on training methods and skills, workshop topics, sample agenda, evaluation, products, and future plans. Eight competency-based workshop modules are provided, each suitable for a one-day workshop for paraprofessional service providers in aging. Topics are working with families of older adults, matching older clients and services, reaching the minority elderly, dealing with death, managing behavioral problems of older adults, assessment of older clients, meeting the psychosocial needs of the homebound elderly, and working with the confused elderly. Each modular curriculum guide includes a synopsis, rationale, annotated listings of printed and media resources, a topic outline relating topics to student competencies and suggested presentation methods, assessment questions, and a suggested schedule for a one-day workshop. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), Behavior Problems, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Death, Evaluation, Gerontology, Guides, Homebound, Human Services, Learning Modules, Minority Groups, Older Adults, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Psychological Needs, Staff Development, Trainers, Workshops
Elgin Community College Gerontology Program, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60120 (Individual modules--$1.00-$2.00; eight modules plus "Training Professionals as Trainers"--$10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Elgin Community Coll., IL.