Teacher preparation and certification in aging: From benign neglect to needed action

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

Abstract: Negative attitudes of children toward older persons are well documented in the literature, as is the influence of teachers in working with youth. Teachers whose preparation includes coursework in adult development and aging may be expected to incorporate life-span developmental concepts into classroom experiences to a greater extent than others. A survey of state departments of education was conducted to determine curriculum content related to adult development and aging in existing teacher preparation standards. Results indicate that few states require preparation in adult development and aging for teacher certification. This data has implications for policy makers, professional organizations, and curriculum planners.

Additional Information

Publication
Educational Gerontology, 14 (2), 121-130
Language: English
Date: 1988
Keywords
teacher preparation, teacher certification, aging, attitudes