ERIC Number: ED374240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Statewide Training Model for a Continuing Education Certificate in Gerontology in Religion and Aging.
Thompson, Barbara, Ed.; Payne, Barbara, Ed.
This training model is a guide for developing statewide training for a continuing education certificate in gerontology in religion and aging. It is designed for use by gerontology educators, state office of aging executives, and leaders of religious judicatories. Section I begins with a description of the training model and covers where and how to begin. Chapter 2 focuses on the course format, schedule, requirements, and modifications. Chapter 3 deals with the central focus of the training: building collaborative relationships and using the course content in projects that extend programs and services to older persons in the communities. The chapter covers a project planning process and using the resources of good community involvement, older volunteers, and advisory committees. Chapter 4 provides information on research instruments and research report results and their use for planning and evaluation. Section II introduces the recommended curriculum content. Each chapter covers one area and identifies content issues and suggested resources. Concepts include the following: biological, social, and psychological processes of aging; similarities and differences in the organizational structure and function of congregations and aging agencies; community and congregational programming; community resources; counseling older persons and their families; and policy issues. Section III summarizes the model. Appendixes include selected examples of projects and a sample area agency annual plan. (YLB)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Clergy, Continuing Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Certificates, Gerontology, Guides, Human Services, Models, Older Adults, Program Development, Public Service, Public Service Occupations, Religion, Statewide Planning, Student Certification
Gerontology Center, Georgia State University, University Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30303-3083 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta.