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ERIC Number: EJ954771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1960
Accreditation of Gerontology Programs: A Look from Inside
Van Dussen, Daniel J.; Applebaum, Robert; Sterns, Harvey
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v33 n1 p87-94 2012
For over three decades, there has been considerable discussion about the development of gerontology education in the United States. A debate about accreditation is a logical outgrowth in this evolution. The dialogue about accreditation raises some important questions and gives gerontology an opportunity to further define itself. Accreditation poses opportunities and challenges that must be addressed to have a valid and meaningful discussion about the future of gerontological education. This article examines the advantages and disadvantages of accreditation for gerontology using the lens of faculty members from these three different academic programs. The authors ask: Is accreditation a good idea for each program? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Is this the right time?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio