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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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Tam, Maureen – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This paper discusses retirement as a learning process, where learning, be it formal or informal, enables retirees to adjust to the transition from work to retirement. Such discussion is important given the fact that the world population is aging and that more people are retiring in the next few decades. Moreover, people are experiencing an…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Longitudinal Studies, Retirement, Preretirement Education
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Hou, Su-I – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This article introduces a Taiwan Study Abroad program on aging, culture, and healthcare. The program is a short-term academic summer program (6 credits) to bring U.S. students to Taiwan. During 2011 ~ 2015, a total of four groups including over 54 students and faculty members participated. This program partnered with multiple universities,…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Aging (Individuals), Program Descriptions, Field Experience Programs
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Gould, Christine E.; Zapata, Aimee Marie L.; Shinsky, Deanna N.; Goldstein, Mary K. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
DVD-delivered behavioral skills training may help disseminate efficacious treatments to older adults independent of internet access. The present study examined the usability of a portable DVD player alongside iterative revisions of accompanying instructions to be used by older adults in a DVD-delivered behavioral skills treatment study. The sample…
Descriptors: Usability, Older Adults, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis
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Porter, Russell; Berry, Jeremy; Cude, Kellie; Anderson, Stephen; Britt, Sanfrena – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This is the third study of Cognitive Care Education in New York State nursing homes using cross-sectional methods over a 25 year period. The data indicate that the Cognitive Care Education increased at statistically significant levels, albeit by evolutionary means. It is now time for "A Revolutionary Change," for Cognitive Care…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Nursing Homes, Residential Care, Cognitive Ability
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Castro Rojas, María Dolores; Bygholm, Ann; Hansen, Tia G. B. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This study is part of a design-based research project aimed at designing a learning intervention for enabling Costa Rican older people to use information and communication technologies for cognitive activity and social interaction. Data from relevant literature, a focus group with older adults, and interviews with professionals teaching older…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Learning Processes, Intervention, Stereotypes
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Lohr, Kathy D. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Adversity has always been a part of life, however, today's hurricanes and earthquakes in increasingly populated areas, violent unrest creating a global refugee crisis, battlefield stress and work-place harassment, and the challenges of aging populations are demanding a better understanding of how individuals cope with adversity regardless of the…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Adult Education, Adult Educators, Transformative Learning
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Kogan, Lori R.; Schoenfeld-Tacher, Regina M. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Biases against the elderly and people with disabilities can lead to discriminatory behaviors. One way to conceptualize attitudes toward the elderly and people with disabilities is through the differentiation of explicit (conscious) and implicit (unconscious) factors. Although both explicit and implicit attitudes and biases contribute to the full…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Social Bias, Disabilities, Service Learning
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Jansson, Anu H.; Savikko, Niina M.; Pitkälä, Kaisu H. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Background and objectives: Although randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been performed to alleviate loneliness among older people, little is known about how they have been implemented, or whether they are effective in real life. Our RCT-based model, "Circle of Friends" (CoF) proved to be effective in improving the wellbeing, health…
Descriptors: Gerontology, Older Adults, Psychological Patterns, Friendship
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Lun, Man Wai Alice – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Community college students were involved in conducting a research project entitled "Life Stories of Chinese American Family Caregivers." They recruited Chinese American family caregivers and collected their life stories of providing care to family members of old age. Students were asked to provide reflections on their experience with the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Human Services, Caregivers, Asian Americans
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Moore, Wayne; Poole, Jay; Pearson, Fran; Moore, Lelia – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This article presents results from an innovative social work field education program, which prepares BSW and MSW students to work in interdisciplinary teams with congregational nurses as they serve persons age 55+ or older. The Congregational Social Work Education Initiative is a field education project based on an applied interdisciplinary model,…
Descriptors: Social Work, Housing Needs, Older Adults, Health Needs
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Meyer, Claudia; McMillan, Sally; Browning, Colette; Appannah, Arti; Ogrin, Rajna – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Diversity is what makes a person unique, with the intersection of diversity characteristics potentially a strength or a barrier to accessing healthcare, and thereby affecting health and well-being outcomes. Many older people with diverse needs are not accessing appropriate services to meet their needs, leading to suboptimal health and well-being.…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Workshops, Older Adults, Community Involvement
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Kern, Dominique – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Since the 1950s in the USA and a bit later in Europe, researchers have started publishing results of systematic research on the learning of older adults. Some have also contributed to constructing theoretical definitions within this theme of research. The perception of older adults as potential learners is a widely shared paradigm. However, there…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Hori, Shigeo; Choi, Ilseon; Park, Jisuk – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This study compares older adult learning in Korean and Japanese sample populations, paying special attention to learning after age 70. Surveys with nearly identical questionnaires were conducted in the Bundang Senior Welfare Center in Korea (N = 549, mean age 73.6 years) and at Osaka Prefecture Senior College in Japan (N = 1,491, 787, mean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Learning, Comparative Analysis
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Pearlman-Avnion, Shiri; Ron, Noa; Ezekiel, Smadar – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The present study investigates whether social interaction moderates age-related deterioration of theory of mind (ToM) abilities. The study population consists of 65 Israeli adults aged 19-102 with varying degrees of self-reported social interaction. It is hypothesized that as age increases, success at ToM-related tasks will decrease. Second, it is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Theory of Mind
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