Bridging the Academic/Practice Gap in Gerontology and Geriatrics: Mapping a Route to Mutual Success by ProQuest

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        Bridging the Academic/Practice
        Gap in Gerontology and
        Geriatrics
        Mapping a Route to Mutual Success

        Robert Applebaum and Jessie Leek




The job of higher education in gerontology is to teach students about our ag-
ing society, to assist in developing a workforce to provide goods and services
to this growing population, and to generate research and evaluation data that
can improve programs and services. Despite a universal knowledge about
								
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