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Culp, Marguerite McGann, Ed.; Dungy, Gwendolyn Jordan, Ed. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2014
More than a third of all undergraduate students are 25 or older, and their presence on college and university campuses is growing. However, institutions of higher learning are struggling to meet the needs of, and improve persistence and completion rates for, this significant student population. "Increasing Adult Learner Persistence and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students, Undergraduate Students
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Karel, Michele J.; Gatz, Margaret; Smyer, Michael A. – American Psychologist, 2012
Until relatively recently, most psychologists have had limited professional involvement with older adults. With the baby boomers starting to turn 65 years old in 2011, sheer numbers of older adults will continue to increase. About 1 in 5 older adults has a mental disorder, such as dementia. Their needs for mental and behavioral health services are…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Mental Health
Kietaibl, Carin M. – Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2012
Attachment theorists propose that attachment styles affect the development of relationships inside and outside of therapy. By integrating attachment theory into their work with clients, therapists may strengthen the working alliance and lower the risk of clients prematurely ending therapy. Attachment theory is reviewed, and methods of integrating…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Therapy, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Treatment
Purinton, Matthew C. P. – Exceptional Parent, 2011
In the past, people with disabilities were largely segregated from mainstream society. Medical psychotherapy was a niche discipline, located mostly in hospitals and nursing homes. However, things are changing. There are more people with disabilities, and they are more integrated into society. General Practicing Psychotherapists need to know how to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Psychotherapy, Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational Needs
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Shew, Ashley – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2008
Nanotechnology is viewed by those in favor of its development in two different ways, and the divide is not recent. This article describes the origins of the differing visions of nanotechnology and examines their broader impacts. The typical history of the field tells nothing about these differing visions, which perhaps misleads. At least two…
Descriptors: Intellectual History, Science History, Scientific Research, Interdisciplinary Approach
Learning and Skills Network (NJ1), 2007
The Learning and Skills Network (LSN) has carried forward the initial work of the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) and the Centre for Excellence in Leadership (CEL) to develop a professional development framework for e-learning: This publication shares the experiences of staff and their good practice as they used LSN's Framework as…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Professional Development, Causal Models, Information Technology
Smith, Ros – Learning and Skills Network (NJ1), 2007
In January 2006 the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) launched its draft publication, "A Professional Development Framework for e-Learning" (ePD) for consultation with the post-16 education and training sector. In March 2006 the Learning and Skills Council funded the Learning and Skills Network (LSN) to run a pilot to…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Foreign Countries, Guides, Training
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Kitagawa, Pam; Ridley, Melanie – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2005
Today, the media, policy makers, educators, and parents are all talking about abstinence. Unfortunately, these groups often do not define the term or assume a singular, limited definition. However, each group and possibly each individual have a different definition of the word. In this environment of confusion and miscommunication, it is essential…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Definitions, Semantics, Pregnancy
Peace Corps, 2004
This manual is intended to provide both practical skills for engaging in nonformal education (NFE) and some underlying theory to help you define and develop your own approach to NFE. Based on two previously published Peace Corps resources, "Nonformal Education Manual" (ICE No. M0042) and "Nonformal Education Training Module" (ICE No. T0064), this…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Evaluation, Learning Activities, Educational Environment
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2004
"Engaging Residents to Improve Results for Children and Youth, Families and Communities" is a "Toolkit" that is the product of an international working group composed of delegates from six participating nations--Chile, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2002, the working group set out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Youth, Neighborhoods