ERIC Number: ED322844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Gerontology Instruction in American Institutions of Higher Education: A National Survey.
Peterson, David A.; And Others
The publication summarizes a report on gerontology instruction in American institutions based on a 1985-1986 survey of over 3000 campuses. The summary examines previous knowledge of gerontology instruction and explains the purpose for the national survey, its design and goals, the questionnaires used and the data derived from them, and how the data were collected and analyzed. Summary data are presented in the following areas: the extent of current gerontology instruction, the various gerontology programs available and their structure, numbers of students completing gerontology courses, and faculty involvement in gerontology instruction. Additional information is provided on gerontology credentials by level of program (Associate, Bachelors, etc.), the number of alumni completing gerontology programs, the services and resources that are offered to students in these programs, and the support provided by the Administration on Aging for gerontology training. Conclusions are provided that deal with future research in this area of gerontology training, as well as various recommendations on what is believed to be needed in acquiring a greater insight into trends in gerontology instruction including the issue of professionals working with older people. Contains 14 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Instruction, Curriculum Research, Data Collection, Degrees (Academic), Educational Gerontology, Financial Support, Gerontology, Higher Education, Professional Education, Questionnaires, Surveys
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, West Wing 204, Washington, DC 20024 (Full Report $25.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Washington, DC.; CSR, Inc., Washington, DC. Center for Advanced Learning Systems.