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Lineweaver, Tara T.; Roy, Ashley; Horth, Madison – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Past research has investigated the development of stereotypes surrounding race and gender in children; however, there is a lack of literature examining the development of children's stereotypes of older adults. In this study, 163 children from four grades: first (n = 44), fourth (n = 49), fifth (n = 35), and eighth (n = 35) completed a new…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Older Adults, Cognitive Development, Elementary School Students
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Strom, Robert D.; Strom, Paris S. – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The assisted living population is forecast to increase at a rapid rate. Quality of life for residents should be improved by giving greater attention to their cognitive, emotional, and social needs. A university lifespan development team provided a grandparent education course at a large assisted living facility with the assistance of 20 resident…
Descriptors: Grandparents, Residential Care, Quality of Life, Older Adults
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Smith, Justin L.; Conley, Sharon; You, Sukkyung – Educational Gerontology, 2015
This study investigated a sample of California elementary, intermediate, and high school employed teachers (N = 247) to assess the effects of retirement perceptions on career commitment among teachers who are in different age groupings. Using path analysis, the influence of five retirement perceptions variables was examined: concerns about…
Descriptors: Educational Gerontology, Investigations, Retirement, Retirement Benefits
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Hsu, Wan-Chen; Chiang, Chia-Hsun; Chuang, Hsueh-Hua – Educational Gerontology, 2015
This study investigated the relationships of teacher efficacy, perceived organizational control, and the teacher-student age gap with teachers' retirement attitudes. Stratified random sampling was adopted to collect survey responses. A total of 498 valid surveys from 33 elementary schools were collected. Correlational analyses revealed significant…
Descriptors: Teacher Retirement, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Gamliel, Tova; Gabay, Nadav – Educational Gerontology, 2014
This is a sequel to previous theoretical papers (Gamliel, Reichental, & Eyal, 2007a, 2007b) that proposed a Model of Knowledge in Volume 33 of this journal. The study examines the effects of digital education on intergenerational empowerment and social interaction among participants in the Israeli Multigenerational Connection Program (MCP).…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries, Student Empowerment
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Chen, Hsin-Jen; Wang, Ya-Hsaun – Educational Gerontology, 2012
Elder respect in East Asia has a long history that could be derived from Confucian philosophy. However, with the rapid development of westernization, younger people have gradually depreciated the value of elder respect and seek a reciprocal relationship with the elderly. A literature search revealed that age stereotypes would be both negative and…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Stereotypes
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Frick, Kevin D.; McGill, Sylvia; Tan, Erwin J.; Rebok, George W.; Carson, Michelle C.; Tanner, Elizabeth K.; Fried, Linda P. – Educational Gerontology, 2012
Objective: To describe the annual operational costs of a mature Experience Corps[R] program in elementary schools in the Baltimore City Public School System. Methods: Systematic records of expenditures kept by the community partner, Greater Homewood Community Corporation, to be reported to funders were made available for analysis. Expenditures…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, School Personnel, Elementary Schools, Older Adults
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Villar, Feliciano; Faba, Josep – Educational Gerontology, 2012
The goal of this study was to explore stereotypes of older people as expressed in drawings by a sample of primary school children. Sixty children from fourth to sixth grades (30 boys and 30 girls aged 9 to 12 years) were asked to draw a young man, a young woman, an old man, and an old woman. The drawings were content analyzed. Children in our…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Stereotypes, Older Adults, Grade 4
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Gau, Wen-Bing – Educational Gerontology, 2011
Although the concept of communities of practice (CoPs) has been applied to many fields, the application within the context of the senior citizens' interaction must be different from those in the vocational arena. In Toy Clinic Shops (TCSs) in Taiwan, senior volunteers together sharpen their skills of repairing toys for school children, which can…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Interpersonal Communication, Gerontology, Foreign Countries
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Huang, Chin-Shan – Educational Gerontology, 2011
With the advent of an aging society, the older population is gradually increasing and people are living longer than ever before. However, older people are often portrayed in school textbooks as insignificant, unhealthy, sad, passive, and dependent. That is, ageism emerges in school textbooks in subtle ways. Under this circumstance, children may…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Textbooks, Age Discrimination, Aging Education