ERIC Number: ED331445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Development for Gerontology Program Development. A Final Report.
Peterson, David A.; Wendt, Pamela F.
The University of Southern California's gerontology faculty development program sought to enhance gerontology programs by preparing two to three faculty members from each of several college campuses in Southern California to become core committees that would facilitate an organized sequence of gerontology instruction within their institutions. All the objectives pursued by the project were achieved. Faculty members developed their expertise in gerontology, created or modified courses with gerontology content, identified and developed community resources, and developed ongoing inter-institutional relationships with peers. The 12 participants who completed the program became able to influence policy within their communities, to provide local and state government officials with authoritative information about general aging issues and about ethnic and health issues specific to Southern California elderly, and to shape the type of personnel and delivery systems that can meet the particular needs of the community's elderly, through establishment of formal education programs. The model is transferable to other regions of the country. This final report outlines the project's objectives, rationale, and results and presents the model of gerontology faculty development. Appendices include course outlines, syllabi, schedules, reading lists, and assessment instruments used for the program. Two references. (LPT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center.