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Aadlandsvik, Ragna – Educational Gerontology, 2007
Should all generations be included in our society's educational project? In PEP (Prosjekt eldrepedagogikk), in Bergen, we argue that the concept of care for old people should be redefined to include an aspect of learning. This learning can have a creative and existential purpose, not necessarily an instrumental one. "To grow old" also…
Descriptors: Poetry, Story Telling, Foreign Countries, Older Adults
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Parlakian, Rebecca – Young Children, 2010
For very young children, music has power and meaning that go beyond words. First, and most important, sharing music with young children is simply one more way to give love and receive love. Music and music experiences also support the formation of important brain connections that are being established over the first three years of life. This…
Descriptors: Music, Toddlers, Infants, Teaching Methods
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Putwain, David William – British Educational Research Journal, 2009
Survey research has identified, using questionnaire approaches, that important assessments are a significant source of stress and worry for students in secondary school. In particular, failing important examinations and the consequences of failing these examinations are rated as more important than a range of other personal and social worries.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Test Anxiety, Stress Variables, Fear
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Weinberg, David R. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2011
What must never be forgotten by the Montessori teacher, or by any teacher of young children, is that his or her "primary" task, his or her "primary" obligation, his or her "primary" sacred duty is not the teaching of the "three Rs" but that of nurturing the psychological health of the child. Every element of Montessori methodology is designed for…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Psychologists, Young Children, Psychology
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Mackenzie, Suzanne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
Previous research on the rewards found that teachers gain satisfaction in a sense of vocation, "making a difference", and the emotional rewards of "care" and "love", especially in whole-class teaching. The meaning of "making a difference" often remains unexplored however, and this article is an attempt to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Semi Structured Interviews, Focus Groups, Rewards
Wheeler, Robert J. – 1985
The development of humanistic psychology has stimulated research that supports the importance of life esteem, or the way people view meaning and purpose in their lives. The Life Esteem survey is a self-report questionnaire designed to measure the four components of life esteem (framework, perspective, commitment, quality) and to assess the…
Descriptors: Adults, College Students, Individual Differences, Objectives
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Noonan, Anne E.; Tennstedt, Sharon L. – Gerontologist, 1997
Examines the relationship between meaning in caregiving (positive beliefs about the caregiving situation and the self as caregiver) and the psychological well-being of 131 informal caregivers to community-residing frail elders. Results indicate that meaning in caregiving explained a significant portion of the differences in depression and…
Descriptors: Caregiver Attitudes, Caregiver Role, Caregivers, Depression (Psychology)
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Craig, Ford M. – Community Services Catalyst, 1990
Provides a literature review on community college services to older adults, focusing on studies of this population's needs (e.g., personal business and financial information, employment needs, physical fitness training, and maintaining self-esteem and a sense of the purpose and meaning in life) and courses and services that colleges offer. (DMM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Colleges, Community Services, Educational Needs
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Klompas, Michelle; Ross, Eleanor – Journal of Fluency Disorders, 2004
The purpose of the study was to investigate the life experiences of a group of South African adults who stutter and the impact of stuttering on their quality of life. Participants were 16 adults with a mean age of 28.9 and ranging from 20 to 59 years. Methods involved individual interviews designed to explore the life domains of education; social…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Social Life, Stuttering, Quality of Life
Harris, Sandra – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2003
"Andragogy," a term European adult educators have been using as a parallel to pedagogy, is defined as the art and science of helping adults learn. Learners, as characterized in the andragogical model, are self-directed; enter educational programs with a great diversity of experience; become ready to learn when they experience a need to know or do…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Teaching Methods
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Kellock, Anne – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2011
This article illustrates the story of a primary school in South Auckland, New Zealand, considering the state of well-being of its pupils. Situated in a deprived area with many people living in poverty, parts of the community caught in inter-gang rivalry, some children consider the school environment to be a safer place to be. Elements of the early…
Descriptors: Photography, Action Research, Family (Sociological Unit), Workshops
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Cohen, Ayala; Nahum-Shani, Inbal; Doveh, Etti – Multivariate Behavioral Research, 2010
In their seminal paper, Edwards and Parry (1993) presented the polynomial regression as a better alternative to applying difference score in the study of congruence. Although this method is increasingly applied in congruence research, its complexity relative to other methods for assessing congruence (e.g., difference score methods) was one of the…
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Evaluation Methods, Social Sciences, Social Support Groups
Newman, Tony; Blackburn, Sarah – 2002
This report draws upon an extensive review of the international literature on resilience to describe effective strategies in health, education, and social work for helping children to cope with periods of transition through promoting resilience. The report takes a broad view of childrens transitions, meaning any episode where children have to cope…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children
Vanistendael, Stefan – 1995
Resilience is the capacity of a person to do well facing difficult conditions in life. This implies capacities of resistance and of positive construction. Discovering the ways to contribute to resilience in children can begin with examination of resilient children. Research has suggested five interlinking bases for resilience: (1) social support…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Child Development, Child Welfare, Cognitive Processes
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Gillies, Val – Gender and Education, 2006
This paper explores the emotional resources generated by working class mothers to support their children at school. Analysis of material from qualitative interview research with a range working class mothers will focus on specific accounts of children's school lives to reveal how situated meanings can clash with institutional expectations. By…
Descriptors: Coping, Social Bias, Social Capital, Foreign Countries
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