ERIC Number: ED422249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Aug-7
A Realistic View of Aging: A Model for Teaching Future Generations. Final Report.
This final project report examines how to successfully develop a national approach for the infusion of aging content into the K-12 grade curricula. As the U.S. society is "graying," the students in schools should be exposed to aging information on the increasing responsibilities for the care of aging family members with a realistic view of their own aging process. The project participants met in Washington, D.C. to discuss the challenge and implications for groups representing professional teachers' organizations at all education levels, state and local administrators, aging programs representatives, and textbook publishers. The goals established by the working groups are discussed in light of specific recommendations and strategies for change. (EH)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Aging Education, Aging (Individuals), Developmental Stages, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Gerontology, Older Adults, Social Studies
Institute of Gerontology at Utica College, 1600 Burrstone Rd., Utica New York 13502-4892; telephone: 315-792-3253.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utica Coll., NY. Inst. of Gerontology.