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de Maio Nascimento, Marcelo; Giannouli, Eleftheria – Educational Gerontology, 2019
This descriptive paper presents the model of the Brazilian Universities of the Third Age (U3A). In a country with 208 million inhabitants and accelerated population aging, U3A's set of regular courses, lectures, workshops and group dynamics serve as a low-cost and high-efficacy strategy that promotes lifelong education and social integration.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Gerontology, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals)
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Calhoun, Denise; Lee, Seung Bok – Educational Gerontology, 2019
As America's older population continues to grow, more individuals are experiencing cognitive decline in the United States. At the same time, we live in an age where technology has increasingly become an integral part of our daily lives. Although numerous studies have examined cognitive functions of older adults from a diverse range of…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Cognitive Ability, Computer Use
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Robinson-Dooley, Vanessa; Dumont, Kelly; Riapos, Jennifer A. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to discuss how university-community partnerships can be utilized to provide affordable and accessible health care for the elderly at community health clinics. A review of community health clinics, usage data from 2013 to 2014 by a sample of aging individuals will be described along with faculty perspectives about the…
Descriptors: Clinics, Aging (Individuals), Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Tseng, Ming-Hseng; Wu, Hui-Ching – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Continuous elderly learning activities not only empower elderly populations' knowledge about health but also enhance these populations' social connections and social abilities, which can enhance their overall quality of life. Geographic accessibility is a determinant factor for elderly participation in social activities. In this study, we proposed…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Learning, Geographic Location, Community Programs
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Boulton-Lewis, Gillian M.; Tam, Maureen – Educational Gerontology, 2018
There has not been ample recent research on teaching older adults. However, as described below, there is mounting research in how and why older adults want to learn. This brief discussion is derived from work undertaken for a workshop in Hong Kong on issues in teaching older adults. It combines recent research on learning and teaching in higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Older Adults, Adult Education
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Lee, Ya-Hui – Educational Gerontology, 2018
In Taiwan, there are service learning programs organized by older adult educational institutions that are held in high esteem. Director leadership plays a key role in the effectiveness of such institutions, and the leadership experiences of such directors in guiding service learning are worth exploring. This study conducted a qualitative approach…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Adult Education
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Tam, Maureen – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Facing the challenges of a fast-growing ageing population -- amidst the worldwide trends of declining birth rates and longer lifespans -- the Hong Kong government has since two decades ago developed and implemented policies and plans for senior adults in Hong Kong to engage in third age learning, both formally and informally. This paper first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Education, Educational Gerontology
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Agmon, Maayan; Doron, Israel; Ergon-Karlin, Shlomit – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This article describes and discusses a novel academic course founded by the Faculty of Welfare and Health Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel, which tried to establish an alternative interaction between graduate students and older persons as part of its graduate academic program. The course "Social Activism and Old Age: From Exclusion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intergenerational Programs, Graduate Students, Older Adults
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Lovell, Elyse D'nn; Casey, Melissa; Randall, Logan; Isaacson, Charlena; Bell, Michaela; Fox, Heidi; Stephenson, Kathryn; Scott, Alexus; LaFond, Ashton; Seccomb, Emma; Tadday, Brittany – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to provide an intergenerational exchange as undergraduate students taking an introductory Psychology of Aging course, interviewed and watched films with older adult participants (N = 13) residing in an assisted living community. The undergraduate researchers (N = 10) conducted and transcribed interviews,…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Older Adults, Undergraduate Students, Aging (Individuals)
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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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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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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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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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Atkins, Melissa S. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This article reports the results of an Adult Development course assignment. This assignment required that undergraduate students interact with an older adult on two occasions, provide written reflection on these interactions, and read and review the book, "Tuesdays with Morrie". The goals of this assignment were for students to…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Interaction
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