Meeting : the educational needs of service providers : effects of a continuing education program on self-reported knowledge and attitudes about aging.
A variety of approaches are available for meeting the educational needs of professionals currently providing services to older adults.
This article focuses on the development of the Professional Development Program in Gerontology offered through Continuing Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and examines the effectiveness of this program in educating regional service providers.
The discussion is based on participants'self-reported before-and-after data on their knowledge and attitudes about aging and the aged.
The importance of changing employers'attitudes about the importance of gerontology education as a qualification for service providers is also discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Formation professionnelle, Sénescence, Besoin, Gérontologie, Formation permanente, Connaissance, Attitude, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational training, Senescence, Need, Gerontology, Continuing education, Knowledge, Attitude, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0005392
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 01/03/1996.