Teaching Chinese health care professionals about community-based long-term care in China

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Academic exchanges between the U.S. and other countries around the world are increasing and teaching students abroad is part of this trend. China is in its initial stage of developing gerontology education and is in great need of new concepts and ideas for dealing with its rapidly aging population. This paper discusses the challenges and rewards of teaching gerontology to health care professionals in China. To achieve the desired learning outcomes in another country requires culturally appropriate course materials and teaching methods; drawing on students' knowledge and expertise by using an interactive format and gaining students' respect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-149
Number of pages13
JournalGerontology and Geriatrics Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 26 2005



  • Academic gerontology
  • Community-based long-term care
  • Cultural exchange
  • Culturally-appropriate materials
  • Elder-care in China
  • Teaching methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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