This volume addresses the extraordinary need to educate personnel at all levels in gerontology and geriatric medicine and in the design and delivery of health and social services. The historical development of gerontology and geriatric medicine and education issues are carefully considered with recommendations for curriculum design. The authors offer state of the art discussions on both gerontology and geriatrics, with implications for future research. The chapters, written by seminal figures in the field, address the critical need for well trained faculty and other professionals to: educate new and existing faculty and other professionals, educate researches to accelerate scientific knowledge, provide courses for all students that address life-span/life/cycle development and related materials, provide discipline specific courses on aging, and much more.
About the Editors; Contributors; Forthcoming and Previous volumes in the series; Acknowledgements; Section I: Evolution of Gerontology and Geriatrics Education; 1 The Evolution of Gerontology Education Over Three Decades:; 2 Workforce Needs in the Future: The Institute of Medicine 2008 Report - Retooling for an Aging America; 3 The Challenges to the Continued Health of Geriatrics in the United States; 4 Global Aging and Gerontology Education: The International Mandate; Section II: Ethics and Cultural Issues in Gerontology; 5 Ethics Education in Gerontology and Geriatrics; 6 Social Policy in Gerontology and Geriatric Education; 7 Cultural Diversity in Geriatric and Gerontology Education; 8 Lifelong Learning in Aging Societies: Emerging Paradigms.; Section III: Approaches to Gerontology Education and Application; 9 Bridging The Academic/Practice Gap in Gerontology and Geriatrics: Mapping a Route to Mutual Success; 10 A Philosophical Foundation for Multimedia Design in Gerontology and Geriatrics; 11 Education and Training of Community Health Professionals and Service Providers; 12 Education About Special Aging Populations: Intellectually Disabled, Incarcerated, and Non-English Speaking.