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Wass, Hannelore; And Others – Educational Gerontology, 1981
Reviews studies on children's and adolescents' attitudes about aging. Analyzes media content such as children's literature, textbooks, and public television programs to determine how older persons are portrayed. Provides a rationale for systematic education about aging in the public schools. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aging (Individuals), Attitudes, Childhood Attitudes
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Wass, Hannelore; And Others – Educational Gerontology, 1984
Examined 254 Sunday issues of 22 daily newspapers in three circulation groups published in 1983 to determine the amount of newsspace devoted to the elderly. Content analysis showed more articles were event- rather than issue-oriented. Metropolitan papers published more issue articles and depicted elderly in active roles. (BH)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Content Analysis, News Reporting, Newspapers
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Wass, Hannelore; West, Carolyn A. – Educational Gerontology, 1977
Many older adults will seek additional education during their lifetimes. Since these persons differ widely in their physical, social, intellectual, and psychological characteristics, it is important that these programs be humanistic in design and implementation. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Educational Gerontology, Humanistic Education
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Wass, Hannelore – Educational Gerontology, 1980
Practical death education for elderly persons is discussed. Topics include patients' rights, the right to die, emotional support groups, legal matters, and funerals. Broad goals for death education are suggested which do not interfere with any religious orientation. Topics ought to be offered alternately with other relevant topics. (Author/BEF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), Death, Developmental Programs
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Vasil, Latika; Wass, Hannelore – Educational Gerontology, 1993
Analysis of 28 studies of characters on television and in children's books, magazines, and basal readers reveals that elderly people, especially women, were underrepresented, generally depicted in a negative light, and rarely cast in major or fully developed roles. (SK)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Educational Gerontology, Mass Media, Negative Attitudes
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Wass, Hannelore; Olejnik, Stephen F. – Educational Gerontology, 1983
Reviews research literature to determine implications for educational programs for elderly persons. Showed that, in general, researchers fall far short of providing useful information to practitioners in this field. Suggested that laboratory research on cognition and learning must be followed by research conducted in the actual educational…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Aging (Individuals), Cognitive Ability
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Wass, Hannelore – Educational Gerontology, 1977
Using 23 items from the Shneidman questionnaire, views of three groups of elderly persons concerning death and dying were examined and compared with views of a national sample of Psychology Today readers surveyed by Shneidman. The elderly group exhibited more traditional points of view than did the PT group. (Author)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Gerontology, Older Adults, Opinions