ERIC Number: ED477891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Learning for Longer Life: A Guide to Aging Education for Developers of K-12 Curriculum & Instructional Materials.
Couper, Donna P.; Pratt, Fran
Educators increasingly realize that longer life expectancies and changing demographics require literacy about the why's and how's of aging across the lifespan. While other contemporary issues are routinely addressed in schools, aging-related issues are often ignored or presented in stereotypical ways. This reference book suggests practical ways to prepare young people for long lives in an aging society; serves as a content outline for developers of curriculum and instructional materials; and shows how to avoid common implementation pitfalls with instruction about aging. Following the "Foreword" (Robert N. Butler), there are five chapters: (1) "Why Education for Longer Life?"; (2) "What Content Should Be Included?"; (3) "How Should Content on Aging Be Presented?"; and (4) "Who Is Supporting Education for Longer Life?" Contains an extensive list of references, organized by chapters. There are five appendices which contain: a glossary of common terms related to aging; general learning objectives about aging; sample classroom activities for elementary and secondary levels; additional references; and questions for reflection and discussion. (BT)
Descriptors: Aging Education, Aging (Individuals), Cultural Context, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives
National Academy for Teaching and Learning about Aging, University of North Texas, P.O. Box 310919, Denton, TX 76203-0919. Tel: 940-565-3450; Fax: 940-565-3141; Web site: http://www.cps.unt.edu/natla/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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