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Thiele, Dianne M.; Whelan, Thomas A. – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2008
This study investigated predictors of grandparent satisfaction. Participants were 149 non-custodial grandparents (100 grandmothers, 49 grandfathers) aged up to 80 years. They completed grandparent satisfaction, meaning, and generativity scales, and indicated levels of weekly childcare contact with grandchildren. As expected, increasing levels of…
Descriptors: Grandparents, Life Satisfaction, Parent Child Relationship, Predictor Variables
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Crick, Nathan; Poulakos, John – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2008
Plato's "Symposium" is a significant but neglected part of his elaborate and complex attitude toward rhetoric. Unlike the intellectual discussion of the "Gorgias" or the unscripted conversation of the "Phaedrus," the "Symposium" stages a feast celebrating and driven by the forces of "Eros." A luxuriously stylish performance rather than a rational…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Aesthetics, Drama, Classical Literature
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Donlan, Dan – English Journal, 1973
Presents an interpretation of Eudora Welty's A Worn Path'' that indicates three elements of immortality. (MM)
Descriptors: Characterization, English Instruction, Literary Criticism, Literary Devices
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Mathews, Robert C.; Mister, Rena D. – Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 1988
Operationalized Lifton's constructs of symbolic immortality and developed instrument to measure individual's needs for symbolic immortality in Lifton's five modes (biological, religious, nature, creative, experiential) in study which also examined age effects on needs for symbolic immortality and relation between sensation seeking and symbolic…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Death, Individual Needs, Psychological Patterns
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Hudson, Glenda A. – Children's Literature in Education, 2006
This article considers J.M. Barrie's satirical treatment of the Platonic doctrine of reminiscence in "Peter Pan," and how Barrie's work both honors and undercuts it. It will first analyze the Platonic notion of the doctrine of reminiscence in Wordsworth's "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood" (1807). It will then…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Victorian Literature, Poetry, Childrens Literature
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Nemirovskii, V. G.; Starikov, P. A. – Russian Education and Society, 2005
This article is devoted to a study of the structure and dynamics of "quasi-religious" ideas in the everyday consciousness of Russian college students. What is meant by the term quasi-religiosity is a whole set of unsystematized ideas, the respondents' belief in idealistic concepts that are popular on the level of mass consciousness. The study's…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Foreign Countries, Ideology
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Blacker, David – Religious Education, 1998
Observes that immortality remains an important animating ideal for teaching and learning, despite being long neglected as theological or egoistic. Makes the case that the role of immortality in pedagogy has a long history in Western thought. Argues that individuals should recognize and address ways that longing for immortality shapes educators'…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Principles
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O'Dowd, William – Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 1985
Assessed the orientation of 14 male professors toward immortality as a psychological motive. Results showed a generally low conscious concern with immortality issues; however, respondents who have accepted some sort of immortality show a more internal locus of control and better adjustment. (JAC)
Descriptors: Age Differences, College Faculty, Death, Emotional Adjustment
David, Lennard J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Academic fame is an even stranger goddess than her nonacademic counterpart. In this article, the author contends that academic fame is not easily lost, compared with other kinds of fame. In the world of films or novels, one's fame is fleeting--one is often only as good as his last production. Films that splashed across marquees in the summer are…
Descriptors: Reputation, Scholarship, Familiarity, Professional Recognition
Blacker, David J. – 1997
This book offers both an intellectual history and a sustained argument for the inescapability of education's immortality agenda. It seeks a Hegelian synthesis of common ideas about living in one's students by giving them something of oneself, developing the image of immortality as an a-temporal, mythic, meaning-making, relational enterprise.…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Hermeneutics, Teacher Influence
Thompson, Mary Langer – Media and Methods, 1977
Suggests that the concept of "symbolic immortality," or the process whereby images and symbols are used to signify experiences, can provide a way for students to deal with death and dying. (KS)
Descriptors: Cultural Images, Death, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Flynn, Mark – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2005
In this paper, I will address a constructive criticism of the papers that appeared as a Symposium on Whitehead's Process Philosophy of Education (Interchange, 26(4), pp. 341?415, 1995). In his criticism of those papers, George Allan (1998) claimed that the contributors to the Symposium were not as Whiteheadian as they thought they were because…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Creativity, Criticism
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Klass, Dennis – Death Studies, 1993
Considers death of child and bereaved parents. Examines nature of solace, reviews literature on inner representation of the dead, examines ways parents find solace connected with interaction with inner representation, explores shared inner representation as significant element in social support, discusses solace in terms of psychosocial meaning of…
Descriptors: Bereavement, Children, Death, Grief
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Klotz, Kenneth – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 1979
All works of literature reflect man's obsession with death and his creative attempts to evade or postpone it. Art cannot solve the problem, but within the limits of human capabilities, we come to art, whether as artists or audience, for our own small share in the "intimations of immortality." (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Cultural Interrelationships, Death, Literary Criticism, Literary Devices
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Schmitt, Raymond L. – Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 1982
Lifton's writings indicate that fear of nuclear holocaust has severely impaired and threatens to negate traditional modes of symbolic immortality in America. Lifton's research, however, has been limited to extreme contexts. Data were triangulated in four distinctive American contexts. Found substantial negative evidence of Lifton's suspicions in…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Children, Death, Elementary School Students
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