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Bertera, Elizabeth M. – Educational Gerontology, 2014
This study combined the African American tradition of oral storytelling with the Hispanic medium of "Fotonovelas." A staggered pretest posttest control group design was used to evaluate four Storytelling Slide Shows on health that featured community members. A total of 212 participants were recruited for the intervention and 217 for the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, African American Culture, Hispanic Americans, Pretests Posttests
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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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Xie, Bo; Watkins, Ivan; Golbeck, Jen; Huang, Man – Educational Gerontology, 2012
An exploratory study was conducted to answer the following questions: What are older adults' perceptions of social media? What educational strategies can facilitate their learning of social media? A thematic map was developed to illustrate changing perceptions from the initial unanimous, strong negative to the more positive but cautious, and to…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Positive Attitudes
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Martinez, Iveris L.; Frick, Kevin D.; Kim, Kristen S.; Fried, Linda P. – Educational Gerontology, 2010
Teacher attrition is a costly and persistent problem in urban schools. The objective of this study was to evaluate senior volunteers' potential impact for improving teacher retention. We conducted interviews with six principals, 20 teachers, and six retired educators participating in the Experience Corps Baltimore program. Findings indicate that…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teacher Persistence, Older Adults, Faculty Mobility