PURPOSE

The Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work provides leadership and assistance to social work educational programs and professionals in order to advocate for the integration of gerontological content in undergraduate and graduate social work education; to promote the teaching of gerontology to all social workers; and to develop short and long-term perspectives in relevant curricular developments.

GOALS

Cooperation, collegiality, and exchange among social work educators Identification of current issues in aging that involve social work education Initiation of educational activities which will promote aging within the profession Development of resources to support specific projects or publications Service in an advisory capacity to programs and institutions in order to strengthen gerontological content in social work education

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

Newsletter 3 times per year E-mail linkage Membership directory Networking receptions at national conferences Collaboration with professional organizations in aging and social work Mentoring in curriculum development, research, and employment opportunities