Gerontology in the New York State Family and Consumer Sciences Curricula: Ten Year (1989-1999) Review
Bonavia, Marjorie I., Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences
In the late 1980s, New York State was one of the first to develop a class curriculum solely devoted to study aging at the high school level. Family and consumer sciences educators were targeted to deliver the gerontology course in an attempt to meet the goals ofa comprehensive state policy on aging. After over a decade of existence, a survey was conducted among family and consumer sciences educators to measure the proliferation and usage of the course. Survey results revealed low acceptance of the gerontology course among educators. Discussion of what can be learned by other education systems from the New York State experience has been included.
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Publication information: Article title: Gerontology in the New York State Family and Consumer Sciences Curricula: Ten Year (1989-1999) Review. Contributors: Bonavia, Marjorie I. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. Volume: 92. Issue: 2 Publication date: January 1, 2000. Page number: 40+. © American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Apr 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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