CTE

Career & Technical Education

Gerontology

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Students will:

  • identify common myths about aging and positive facts to dispel stereotyping

  • recognize the aging process and identify factors that contribute to a productive and longer life

  • identify the changes that occur throughout the aging process, the needs created by these changes, and ways to respond to the needs of the elderly

  • recognize that adolescents and mature adults have similar interests, aspirations, and needs

  • examine factors in the environment that make the elderly vulnerable to criminal acts and susceptible to accidents, and suggest ways of prevention

  • examine the housing choices of the elderly and how choices are made

  • research career opportunities in the field of gerontology.

Last Updated: March 25, 2009