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ERIC Number: EJ876648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 7
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ISSN: ISSN-0016-9013
2008 Kent Award Lecture: An Historian Interprets the Future of Gerontology
Achenbaum, W. Andrew
Gerontologist, v50 n2 p142-148 Apr 2010
Donald Peterson Kent believed that gerontology would grow through innovative inquiry, effective teaching, and well-evaluated policies and programs that benefited the elderly people. Because advances in research, education, and practice sustain each other, Kent's tripartite agenda continues to be instructive as globalization presents fresh challenges and opportunities for gerontologists to advance our multifaceted, multidisciplinary, multinational enterprise. Donald Kent's vision offers a compelling blueprint for interpreting the field's future as gerontologists engage in theory building, educational trail blazing, and redefining older people's roles in aging societies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)