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Teaching Chinese Health Care Professionals about Community-based Long-Term Care in China

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Bei Wu, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Academic exchanges between the U.S. and other countries around the world are increasing and teaching students abroad is part of this trend. China is in its initial stage of developing gerontology education and is in great need of new concepts and ideas for dealing with its rapidly aging population. This paper discusses the challenges and rewards of teaching gerontology to health care professionals in China. To achieve the desired learning outcomes in another country requires culturally appropriate course materials and teaching methods; drawing on students’ knowledge and expertise by using an interactive format and gaining students’ respect.

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Publication
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 26(1), 137-149
Language: English
Date: 2005
Keywords
Culture exchange, Culturally-appropriate materials, Teaching methods, Elder-care in China, Community-based long-term care, Academic gerontology