ERIC Number: ED335286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Cross-Cultural Issues in Aging: A Curriculum Model for Incorporating Content on Racial/Ethnic Elderly Minorities.
Curiel, Herman; Dobrec, Antonia
Studies concerned with factors related to perceptions of the elderly have found that educational attainment is the only variable to show a consistently positive relationship with the way people view the aged. The goal of this curriculum model is to develop a training program that incorporates racial/ethnic content relevant to practitioners in health care. For purposes of the study, it is assumed that the majority of students currently enrolled in the health professions are non-minority students, and in addition to holding negative stereotypes of the elderly, they also hold stereotypical views of ethnic/racial minorities. Based on systems theory concepts, the model described in the appendix was developed by the Chicano Training Center (Houston, Texas) and includes three components: curriculum development, training, and development. A 15-item bibliography concludes the document. (NL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Summer Geriatric Institute (1st, Norman, OK, June 11, 1990).