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McGuire, Sandra L. – Online Submission, 2016
Increased longevity is a worldwide phenomenon placing emphasis on the need for preparation for life's later years. Today's children will be the older adults of tomorrow. A resource that can help to educate them about aging and prepare them for the long life ahead is early children's literature (Preschool-Primary). This literature can provide…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Aging (Individuals), Positive Attitudes, Older Adults
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Yelland, Erin L.; Benson, Jacquelyn J.; Litzelman, Kristin; Gerstenecker, Chelsey Byers; Bartholomae, Suzanne; Stanfield, M. Hunter – Journal of Extension, 2019
As the U.S. population ages, Extension's need for associated organizational readiness increases. We conducted a needs assessment with a sample of 1,028 Extension professionals in the Extension North Central Region (NCR) to identify the current scope of aging-related community needs. Health care, chronic disease prevention and management, housing,…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Geographic Regions, Needs Assessment, Extension Agents
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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Hwang, Ye In; Foley, Kitty-Rose; Trollor, Julian N. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
There is a gap in our knowledge of aging with autism. The present study examined the applicability of the popular gerontology concept of "aging well" to autistic adults. Using survey data, a model of "aging well" was operationalised and applied to 92 autistic adults and 60 controls. A very small proportion (3.3%) of autistic…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Autism, Gerontology, Adults
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Kruger, Tina M.; Clark-Shirley, Leanne J.; Guest, Marc Aaron – Educational Gerontology, 2019
Given its rapidly-aging population, the U.S. needs a workforce that is informed about and capable of meeting the diverse needs of older adults. Students pursing gerontology education may feel unsure of career opportunities as they enter a job market with traditionally clearly-defined disciplinary backgrounds. The goal of this study was to explore…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Job Applicants, Occupational Information, Advertising
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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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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
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McGuire, Sandra L. – Online Submission, 2017
Life expectancy is increasing worldwide. Unfortunately, people are generally not prepared for this long life ahead and have ageist attitudes that inhibit maximizing the "longevity dividend" they have been given. Aging education can prepare people for life's later years and combat ageism. It can reimage aging as a time of continued…
Descriptors: Aging Education, Aging (Individuals), Social Attitudes, Life Style
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Strasser, Irene – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2019
Many well-established developmental theories concentrate on strategies of regulation and try to explain how individuals compensate for possible losses in old age. In public debates, and in laypeople's perception of aging, however, activity and productivity seem to be central concepts associated with successful aging. The present research focuses…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Young Adults, Attitudes
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Romero-Hall, Enilda; Patrick, Renee; Sahin, Gül – International Journal of Designs for Learning, 2019
This paper describes the design and development of ERAS, an experiential role-playing aging simulation. This webbased tool was designed for psychology students to engage in a role-playing experience that serves to increase individuals' empathy toward the elderly, as they learn about aging. In ERAS, the learners take on the role of aging…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Aging (Individuals), Ethnicity, Perspective Taking
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Reynolds, Michelle C.; Palmer, Susan B.; Barton, Kelli N. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Individuals with severe disabilities and their families can engage in person-centered and family-centered planning for aging using a life course view. Viewing aging within the context of the family and disability is essential because many people with severe disabilities depend on their families for supports in daily living, social relationships,…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Severe Disabilities, Planning, Family Relationship
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Guo, Shibao; Shan, Wei – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This research examines the role of adult and lifelong learning in facilitating successful aging among Chinese older adults. A life history research is adopted to conduct the study. By analyzing narratives of research participants' learning stories, the study explores the provision of lifelong learning programs, Chinese perspectives on successful…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries
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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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Kurth, Maria L.; Intrieri, Robert C. – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The present study assessed knowledge of aging, ageism, and attitudes toward aging in undergraduate recreation and law enforcement majors. Past research with psychology, social work, and nursing majors showed that greater knowledge of aging was related to fewer ageist attitudes and beliefs. The results showed that law enforcement students possessed…
Descriptors: Law Enforcement, Recreation, Majors (Students), Student Attitudes
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Zhu, Yidan; Zhang, Weiguo – Educational Gerontology, 2019
This paper explores the intersection between migration, aging and lifelong learning with the aim of expanding our understanding of how lifelong learning enhances older migrants' active aging in a foreign land. Our study also offers insights into the learning activities of older immigrants in general. In 2002, the World Health Organization (WHO)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals)
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