AGE AS A DIVERSITY ISSUE IN GRADES K-12 AND IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Michelle Wircenski, Michelle Walker, Jeff Al
1999 Educational Gerontology  
A n aging population will be one of the world's most important social issues of the next half-century. Diversity programs should prepare individuals to function successfully in the world of the future. Diversity programs have traditionally included information sensitive to the issues of racism, sexism, culture, and disability. However, the needs of the older population have rarely been addressed in diversity programs. Educators must instill a balanced understanding of aging at all levels of
more » ... t all levels of education (K-16). The article provides an overview of aging education as a diversity issue. Speci cally, it provides the reader an overview of the components of e ective diversity education programs, and instructional methods and techniques for teaching aging as a diversity issue at the elementary through secondary levels. Finally, issues in teaching older adults in higher education are discussed.
doi:10.1080/036012799267576 fatcat:tq6firgdanfv5k5q3qqywicari