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Villar, Feliciano; Serrat, Rodrigo; Celdrán, Montserrat; Pinazo, Sacramento – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2020
Although the concept of "active aging" has been widely used as a framework to underpin an optimistic view of aging, few studies have focused on the activities it encompasses and what participants learn. The aim of this study was to explore and compare the learning outcomes acquired from different active aging activities. A sample of 448…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Aging Education, Older Adults, Participation
McGuire, Sandra L. – Online Submission, 2020
Ageist attitudes are prevalent in society. Early Children's literature plays a major role in attitude formation. Carefully selected children's literature can help to prevent and counteract ageist attitudes. The attitudes children form about aging play an important role in how successfully they age and how responsive they are to the needs of an…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Aging Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature
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Gallagher, John M.; Bonifas, Robin P.; Warner, Elise – Journal of Social Work Education, 2020
The Geriatric Social Work Competency Scale II is the leading measure of students' competency with older adults. Although the 40-item instrument has demonstrated strong internal consistency and congruent validity, the hypothesized four-factor structure has not been tested. We used confirmatory factor analysis with a sample of social work students…
Descriptors: Gerontology, Social Work, Measures (Individuals), Older Adults
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Bates, James S.; Benson, Jacquelyn J.; Yelland, Erin L. – Journal of Extension, 2020
The North Central Region Aging Network (NCRAN) formed out of a need to strengthen the potential for meeting curricular and educational demands related to the topic of aging. By pooling resources, establishing interactive and consistent methods of idea sharing, working collectively to assess community needs, and launching professional development…
Descriptors: Interstate Programs, Regional Programs, Aging Education, Extension Education
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de Morais, Marianna Müller; Rapsová, Lucia – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
According to international documents, older people have the right to fully develop their skills and and knowledge, and to have a sense of dignity. Seniors with disabilities also have the same rights. For this reason, it is necessary to provide personal development and education that enables a good quality of life, in spite of their disability.…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Psychological Needs, Older Adults, Disabilities
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Lun, Man Wai Alice – Educational Gerontology, 2019
The increase of the US older adult population requires additional professionally trained staff in health and social services. Exposing knowledge and skills of gerontology to address aging competency among student in higher education can better prepare for students' future educational and career planning. The aim of this study is to understand…
Descriptors: Educational Gerontology, Aging Education, Aging (Individuals), Student Attitudes
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Li, Jie – Educational Gerontology, 2019
It is well known that agism is present in both Eastern and Western literature, including in school textbooks. Older people are often portrayed as insignificant, sick, dependent, boring or lonely. Younger generations may develop "gerontophobia" from such textbooks, which is not beneficial for ensuring that individuals can live happily in…
Descriptors: Aging Education, Elementary School Students, Textbooks, Older Adults
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Romero, Liz; Reguindin, Jennifer; Kelson, Elizabeth – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2019
The availability of user-friendly technological tools is allowing instructional designers and subject matter experts to create innovative online instruction. This article describes the implementation of a multimedia case-based approach that employs narrative to create a fully online course on complex continuing and long-term care for older adults.…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Online Courses, Nursing Homes
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Schneider, Sue; Brothers, Allyson – Journal of Extension, 2019
There is a growing imperative to ensure that aging-related resources and information are accessible to older adults and caregivers as the population ages. Extension can play an important role in associated education and outreach. We report on the results of a community assessment conducted in Larimer County, Colorado, that addressed barriers to…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Aging Education, Aging (Individuals), Access to Information
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Kusmaul, Nancy – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
In response to needs identified by the Institute of Medicine and the National Association of Social Workers, this article describes an experiential assignment to increase BSW students' skills in end-of-life care. In this assignment, students discussed end-of-life wishes with another, completed an advance directive, and processed their experience.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Bachelors Degrees, Social Work, Experiential Learning
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Fullen, Matthew C. – Professional Counselor, 2018
As the number of older adults increases, it is important to understand how attitudes toward aging influence society, the aging process, and the counseling profession. Ageism--defined as social stigma associated with old age or older people--has deleterious effects on older adults' physical health, psychological well-being, and self-perception. In…
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Aging Education, Counselor Training
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Chonody, Jill M. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
The United States is experiencing an aging of the population, and by 2030, 20% of Americans will be 65 years or older (Federal Interagency Forum, 2010). However, for many helping professions, including social work, medicine, and nursing, student interest in gerontological practice is quite low. One international study found that only 5.4% of the…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Aging Education, Student Attitudes, Graduate Students
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Agmon, Maayan; Doron, Israel; Ergon-Karlin, Shlomit – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This article describes and discusses a novel academic course founded by the Faculty of Welfare and Health Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel, which tried to establish an alternative interaction between graduate students and older persons as part of its graduate academic program. The course "Social Activism and Old Age: From Exclusion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intergenerational Programs, Graduate Students, Older Adults
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Intrieri, Robert C.; Kurth, Maria L. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The present study assessed knowledge of aging, attitudes toward aging, ageism, and contact with older adults in a sample of 271 Non-Hispanic White and African-American undergraduates. Research examining racial differences in knowledge of aging, attitudes toward aging, ageism, and contact with older adults has been sparse. Results for the current…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Aging (Individuals), Aging Education, Social Attitudes
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Forlenza, Samuel T.; Bourassa, Dara – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2017
The amount of older adults is increasing rapidly and the demands of an aging population will need to be met by professionals in many fields, including exercise science. However, many undergraduate students do not want to work with older adults. Therefore, this qualitative study sought to examine the experiences and perceptions of exercise science…
Descriptors: Exercise, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Health Related Fitness
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