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Title :教職員の高齢者理解に関する調査研究 -教育老学年への招待-
Title alternative :A Study on the Understanding of the Elderly among Teachers: An Introduction to Educational Gerontology
Authors :下地, 敏洋
Authors alternative :Shimoji, Toshihiro
Issue Date :Mar-2011
Abstract :本稿は、平成22年度教員免許更新講習において、著者が担当した「教育の最新事情」を受識した沖縄県の教職員に対してアンケート調査を実施し、その結果分析に基づき、教職員の高齢者に対する理解及び高齢期に対する意識の特徴を検討することを目的とする。
This article aims at considering the possibility of establishing comprehensive gerontology curriculums in Japan's universities based on the results of the questionnaire of the understanding of the elderly and the consciousness of the later years of teachers. Japan is a mature society with an elderly population, aged 65 years or over, of 2,901 million accounting for 22.7 percent of the population. The Japanese government has recognized the importance and the necessity of interdisciplinary research programs such as gerontology in college and graduate levels. However, there are few universities with gerontology programs in Japan. The results show that teachers involved don't understand the real aging process and the elderly and that the importance and the necessity of studying gerontology as university curriculum in their early life stages. In the U.S., the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education have already been established and 37 universities have masters programs and five universities have doctoral programs in gerontology. This is the best time for Japanese universities to set up gerontology programs to improve the understanding of the real abring process and QOL, and to decrease discrimination and prejudice toward senior citizens. Establishing gerontology programs at university levels is important to understand the real aging process and improving our subjective well-being in later years.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :1346-6038
Publisher :琉球大学教育学部附属教育実践総合センター
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/19033
Citation :琉球大学教育学部教育実践総合センター紀要 no.18 p.9 -19
Appears in Collections:No.18 (2011/3)

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