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ERIC Number: EJ883604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
What Educational Opportunities Should Professionals in Aging Provide?: A Pilot Community Assessment
Van Dussen, Daniel J.; Leson, Suzanne M.
Educational Gerontology, v36 n6 p529-544 2010
With the aging workforce and the increase of older adults, educational needs of the workforce in aging services are broadening. The pilot study used a survey to examine the types of educational opportunities and needs of professionals providing services to older adults in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Respondents (25.9%) reported learning about aging through a bachelor's degree program, 29.6% learned through self-study, and 33.3% reported learning on the job. Professionals are interested in enrolling in gerontology programs. Policy makers should provide funding to help educate professionals. Professional organizations should expand to ensure that employees have gerontological education. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio; Pennsylvania