ERIC Number: ED276465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Developing Gerontological Curricula: A Process for Success. A Networking Guide for College Administrators.
Hartmann, Joyce; And Others
Designed for college administrators, this guide provides a synthesis of a broad spectrum of approaches to creating gerontology courses and curricula. First, an introductory chapter looks at reasons for developing a gerontological curricula, potential audiences for such a program (i.e., health care providers, other caregivers, older adults, and career track students), and a rationale and process for setting up a gerontological curriculum. The next chapter identifies gerontology's core of knowledge; considers the unifying themes for the curriculum; describes a three-tiered curriculum for degree-seeking students, professionals and paraprofessionals, and informal caregivers; and discusses the synergy of the curricula. Next, the guide considers the groups that should be involved in a network for program development, including the on-campus gerontology team consisting of college administrators, faculty, and key members of the community; gerontological consultants with expertise in theory, research, and applications; and other community colleges. The next chapter suggests that a conference be held to launch the network, and recommends ways of maintaining the networks. The final chapter looks at issues related to funding and resources, and responds to some commonly asked questions. Following a bibliography, appendices provide lists of members of the National Association of State Units on Aging; ideas for short workshops, non-credit courses, or other educational activities for Older Adult Learning Centers; courses about or for the aging offered by members of the Western Kansas Community Services Consortium (WKCSC); Rural AGE Teams and Participants; institutions with educational programs in gerontology nationwide; conference tips and agendas; foundations which fund gerontological projects; and university participants in pilot projects. In addition, guidelines for developing gerontological modules and an article on the WKCSC are appended. (LAL)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Gerontology, Gerontology, Networks, Program Administration, Program Development, Two Year Colleges
Developing Gerontological Curricula Guide, 307 Umberger Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Kansas Community Services Consortium.; Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Center for Aging.