Journal of Adult Development

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 153–161 | Cite as

Connecting Life-Course Challenges of Caring with the College Curriculum

  • Jack A. Meacham


Five challenges of caring across the life course are described: to be cared for, to care for ourselves, to care for others, to care together with others, and to care for others from whom we differ. Suggestions are provided for how the college and university curriculum and associated experiences can be constructed and presented to best prepare our students to recognize, accept, and meet these five challenges of caring during their own adult development and aging.

Caring democracy development multiculturalism teaching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack A. Meacham
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyState University of New York at BuffaloBuffalo

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