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Herbert, Mary Kennan – Educational Gerontology, 2014
Poetry and gerontology are often not viewed as congenial or likely companions. Yet these two approaches to communication, creativity, and health may have much in common. I would like to present some of my own work, five poems in fact, in light of my personal history and as a teacher/facilitator. My goal here is to reveal ideas and directions that…
Descriptors: Poetry, Gerontology, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults
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Cummins, Phyllis A. – Educational Gerontology, 2014
Workers are remaining in the labor force at older ages; and, despite their desire to work, those without jobs face unprecedented durations of unemployment. Many of the unemployed lack current skills for jobs in demand and need to either upgrade their skills or be trained for a new occupation to become re-employed. An aging workforce combined with…
Descriptors: Older Workers, Community Colleges, Educational Strategies, Adult Education
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Tam, Maureen – Educational Gerontology, 2014
Successful aging and lifelong learning are value-laden concepts that are culturally determined. To this effect, people with different value systems and cultural backgrounds may perceive and understand these two concepts differently, resulting in different definitions and conceptualizations by people in diverse cultural contexts. There have been…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Aging Education, Aging (Individuals), Cultural Influences
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Tam, Maureen – Educational Gerontology, 2014
This article shares the experience of the development, implementation, and evaluation of a service learning course that aims at promoting intergenerational learning between university students and older adults through engagement in community service. It is through service learning that the course purports to achieve intergenerational learning and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Intergenerational Programs, College Students, Older Adults
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McCleary, Roseanna – Educational Gerontology, 2014
This study evaluated whether two evidence-based methods used collaboratively, intergenerational colearning and use of films/documentaries in an educational context, enhanced knowledge levels and attitudes toward older adults in nursing, social work, and other allied profession students. Students participated in a gerontology film festival where…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Cooperative Learning, Films, Documentaries
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Johansson, Stina; Ahnlund, Petra – Educational Gerontology, 2014
In this article, we have followed women and men with a Swedish or an immigrant background that have completed the Upper Secondary Health Care Program. In which occupations do they work? Who employs them? Which target groups do they serve? Official statistics and survey data were used. The interaction between occupational structure and educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Occupational Surveys, Gender Differences
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Sánchez, Mariano; Kaplan, Matthew – Educational Gerontology, 2014
Educational institutions in higher education both in Europe and in the United States are increasingly integrating lifelong learning in a context of sustained augmentation of age diversity among their students. Therefore, multiage and multigenerational classrooms are becoming more frequent teaching and learning settings. This article argues that…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Lifelong Learning, Higher Education, Mixed Age Grouping
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Lin, Li-Hui – Educational Gerontology, 2014
Since 2008, Taiwan's Ministry of Education has sponsored a number of short-term residential educational programs aimed at senior citizens and administered by local colleges and universities. In 2009, the Ministry of Education named a project the Elderhostel Program (notwithstanding the lack of involvement by the United States organization, which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Residential Programs, Adult Education, Adult Learning
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Cachioni, Meire; Nascimento Ordonez, Tiago; Lima da Silva, Thais Bento; Tavares Batistoni, Samila Sathler; Sanches Yassuda, Mônica; Caldeira Melo, Ruth; Rodrigues da Costa Domingues, Marisa Accioly; Lopes, Andrea – Educational Gerontology, 2014
The objectives were to describe the stated motives of participants who enrolled in a program at the Open University for the Elderly (UnATI, in Portuguese), identify correlations between the stated motives and sociodemographic data, and find a set of predictors related to the listed motives. A total of 306 middle-aged and elderly adults aged 50 or…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Continuing Education, Student Motivation, Open Universities
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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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McKenzie, Ellen L.; Brown, Patricia M. – Educational Gerontology, 2014
Given a projected threefold increase in people living with dementia globally by 2050 (World Health Organization, 2012), attracting nurses to work in this area will be critical to meet demand. This study examined the role of age, positive ageism, negative ageism, and aged-care placement completion in predicting nursing students' intentions to work…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Dementia, Occupational Aspiration
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Eshbaugh, Elaine M. – Educational Gerontology, 2014
Despite the prevalence of the disease, it appears that there may be a need for increased education for formal and family caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Today's college students will be asked to fill both of these roles in the future. This study examined the level of knowledge of Alzheimer's disease among…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Alzheimers Disease, Questionnaires
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Fiebig, Jennifer Nepper – Educational Gerontology, 2014
Educational institutions are increasingly encouraging faculty to design classroom projects that take learning outside the ivory tower and into the real world. An emphasis is placed on engaging both students and community partners in a mutually beneficial project that fosters a life-long commitment to actively helping the community and people in…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Learning Activities, Developmental Psychology, Student Participation
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Hung, Jui-Ying; Lu, Kuo-Song – Educational Gerontology, 2014
Taiwan has the fastest ageing population in the world. Thus, the government and local policy makers need to formulate policies not just for the nursing and care needs of the aged. They also need to actively promote the need for lifelong learning among seniors in order to achieve elderly-friendly objectives, such as health promotion and delays in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Life Style, Health Behavior, Health Promotion
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Yuni, José Alberto; Urbano, Claudio Ariel – Educational Gerontology, 2014
The present work is an approach to study the "Cuban model" for educating the elderly, and its aim is to describe the main features of the experience developed by this country. The University of the Third Age is more than three decades old in Latin America, but none of the countries in the region can show a state educational policy…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Models
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