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Title :大学における老年学の可能性に関する事例報告 -老年学への招待-
Title alternative :A Case Study on the Possibility of Establishing a University Comprehensive Gerontology Curriculm: An Introduction to Gerontology
Authors :下地, 敏洋
Authors alternative :Shimoji, Toshihiro
Issue Date :Mar-2010
Abstract :本事例報告は、観光産業科学部の提供科目である「長寿の科学」において、著者が担当した「老年学への招待-サクセスフル・エイジングを通して-」の講義内容に基づくものである。
This article aims at considering the possibility of establishing comprehensive gerontology curriculums in Japan's universities based on students' impressions of a lecture related to gerontology. Japan is a mature society with an elderly population aged 65 years or over, of 2,822 million accounting for 22.1 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. After lecturing on gerontology to university students, their impressions of the elderly, their later years, and an aged society were surveyed. The results show that they understand the importance and the necessity of studying gerontology in university curriculums. 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, like the University of the Ryukyus because there are many universities that collaborate in the neighborhood, to initiate gerontology programs. 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/20.500.12000/19034
Citation :琉球大学教育学部教育実践総合センター紀要 no.17 p.11 -25
Appears in Collections:No.17 (2010/3)

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