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Davies, Rob A. I.; Arnell, Ruth; Birchenough, Julia M. H.; Grimmond, Debbie; Houlson, Sam – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2017
The effects of psycholinguistic variables are critical to the evaluation of theories about the cognitive reading system. However, reading research has tended to focus on the impact of key variables on average performance. We report the first investigation examining variation in psycholinguistic effects across the life span, from childhood into old…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Psycholinguistics, Pronunciation, Task Analysis
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Tobias, Robert – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This paper reflects on the history of adult and community education (ACE) in Aotearoa New Zealand with special reference to older people's learning. The paper adopts a critical framework and draws on both primary and secondary sources. Key economic, political, social, demographic and cultural forces are discussed along with the huge growth in…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Community Education, Cultural Influences
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Nash, Paul; Stuart-Hamilton, Ian; Mayer, Peter – Educational Gerontology, 2014
Measures of attitudes to ageing typically examine only explicit attitudes, treating attitude holders as a homogeneous group with regards to education levels. Implicit attitudes (i.e., the immediate attitudinal response before conscious processes amend that attitude to an explicit attitude) have been less commonly examined. The current study…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Attitude Measures, Aging (Individuals), Patients
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Vieira, Sacha; Sousa, Liliana – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The ageing of the European population is creating a new demographic mix, increasing the relevance of intergenerational practice (IGP). To date, however, this field lacks an appropriate conceptual framework. This study aims to contribute to such a framework through an integrative review of peer-reviewed papers reporting on IGPs. Fifteen papers were…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis, Models
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Brennan, Sue E.; Cumpston, Miranda; Misso, Marie L.; McDonald, Steve; Murphy, Matthew J.; Green, Sally E. – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
The Policy Liaison Initiative (PLI) is a long-term knowledge translation initiative designed to support the use of Cochrane systematic reviews in health policy. A joint initiative between the Australasian Cochrane Centre and Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, the PLI includes: 1) a community of practice for evidence-informed…
Descriptors: Program Design, Formative Evaluation, Policy, Health
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Bowers, Barbara; Webber, Ruth; Bigby, Christine – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2014
Background: This paper explores how group home staff in Victoria, Australia, responded to residents with an intellectual disability (ID) as residents developed age-related health conditions. Method: The analysis was based on a longitudinal study that followed 17 ageing group home residents over a 3-year period. Eighty-three interviews were…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Intellectual Disability, Group Homes, Foreign Countries
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Brown, Alison – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2016
This study aimed to assess if a module on an undergraduate degree programme had challenged students' perspectives on ageing and older adults. Courses on gerontology are on the increase within the UK to support increasingly ageing populations, with agendas to promote ethical care and to challenge the incidence of elderly abuse. Research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Undergraduate Students
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Brennan, Damien; Murphy, Rebecca; McCallion, Philip; McCarron, Mary – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: Changing family sociodemographic factors, increased life expectancy for people with an intellectual disability, deinstitutionalization and policy prioritization of the family as the principal care provider, presents new challenges to care sustainability. Method: A qualitative study design was employed, entailing focus groups and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Caregivers, Older Adults
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Boulton-Lewis, Gillian M.; Tam, Maureen – Educational Gerontology, 2018
There has not been ample recent research on teaching older adults. However, as described below, there is mounting research in how and why older adults want to learn. This brief discussion is derived from work undertaken for a workshop in Hong Kong on issues in teaching older adults. It combines recent research on learning and teaching in higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Older Adults, Adult Education
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Carr, Janet; Collins, Suzanne – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: A population sample of people with Down syndrome, studied from infancy, has now been followed up at the age of 50 years. From the original sample of 54, there were 27 still in the study at the age of 50, all but four of the losses resulting from deaths. Methods: Intelligence and language skills were tested and daily living skills…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Longitudinal Studies, Dementia, Aging (Individuals)
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Abbott, Patricia; Happé, Francesca G.; Charlton, Rebecca A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Little is known about cognition in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across adulthood. We examined executive function abilities and autism traits in 134 adults receiving a first diagnosis of ASD. Participants aged 18-75 years with abilities in the normal range were assessed on executive function and self-report autism traits. Results suggest that for…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Correlation
Bekirogullari, Zafer – Online Submission, 2018
Based on the recent research, Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has extensively popularised particularly in the last three decades. As a standard therapeutic approach, CBT has been widely applied in solving numerous mental related problems. As will be seeing later in the paper, majority of persons with learning disabilities are the ageing…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Psychotherapy, Learning Disabilities
Karmel, Tom – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2011
This paper was presented at the International Symposium on Lifelong Learning for Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development: Developing a Research Agenda for the Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong, 12-13 January 2011. Tom Karmel suggests that there are four implications of an ageing population: the need to improve labour force participation and…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Human Capital, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Tam, Maureen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Governments' anxieties about ageing populations are mostly concerned with the costs of welfare, care and health provision which all have to be paid for by an ever dwindling working population. However, research in later life learning indicates the significant role that lifelong learning can play in promoting mental well-being and resilience, and…
Descriptors: Asians, Older Adults, Preferences, Foreign Countries
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Mackowicz, Jolanta; Wnek-Gozdek, Joanna – Educational Gerontology, 2016
In the face of the ageing of society, the concept of active ageing has become a key problem within European politics. (United Nations, 2002; European Commission, 2006). In recent years, the University of Third Age (U3A) movement has developed very quickly both within Poland and outside our country. In this article, we consider the educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Quality of Life
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