ERIC Number: ED374239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Intergenerational Care Provider. Core Course and Certificate Program.
Los Angeles Mission Coll., Sylmar, CA.
This document reports on the development and field testing of a curriculum for persons interested in the caregiving field. The curriculum is designed to encourage students who are economically disadvantaged, ethnic minorities, or limited English proficient to seek training that will equip them with the education, skills, and background information necessary for employment as caregivers or for family caregiving responsibilities. The following components of the curriculum are described: needs assessment, rationale, goal, target population, curriculum design and content, cost analysis, learning objectives and outcomes, the learning environment, lesson outlines, evaluation, and revision. The learning objectives and lesson outlines cover the following five topics: caregiving, human development, field work, safety and wellness, and business aspects of a caregiving career. Other contents of the document are as follows: recommendations and conclusions, caregiver career ladder, marketing/promoting the program, advisory committee, a resource list containing 180 citations, and definition of terms. Eleven appendices make up more than half the document: labor market projections, intergenerational care provider course outlines, information from the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS), an example of a questionnaire, forms, endorsement of the curriculum, samples of recruitment efforts, California legislation regarding the project, an articulation agreement, brochures for the course, and student data. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Mission Coll., Sylmar, CA.