The stealth gerontology™ program: Training teachers to infuse aging and age-related content into public school classrooms

Linda A. Pruski, Rosemarie Plaetke, Cheryl L. Blalock, Carolyn E. Marshall, Michael J. Lichtenstein

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Abstract

Preparing youngsters for an aging society requires teachers who keep pace with health science research. The Stealth Gerontology™ program educates teachers regarding aging-related issues. The design and assessment of the program are reported in this paper. Teachers attended sessions including direct instruction and hands-on participation (e.g., laboratories). Sound educational methods were modeled through interactions with university researchers and lessons from the Positively Aging® curriculum, while highlighting aging topics atched to educational standards. Participants showed significant improvement (p ≤ 0.05) in eight of nine topics in multiple-choice pre- and posttests. Evaluations indicate a high degree of success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-710
Number of pages20
JournalEducational Gerontology
Volume30
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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