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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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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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Lee, Pai-Lin; Chang, Hui-Hsiang; Huang, Chih Kun; Cheng, Wen-Chen; Lee, Pi-Yu; Chao, Hui-Chen – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Objective: Memory loss affects a large proportion of older adults. Research indicates a positive association between memory training and better memory performance as people age. However, studies on specific memory training using an experimental design are limited. This study explored whether memory training has improved memory performance in a…
Descriptors: Memory, Training, Older Adults, Educational Gerontology
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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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Fernández, Enrique Arias; Castro, Juan Lirio; Aguayo, Inmaculada Herranz; González, David Alonso; Martínez, Esther Portal – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This study undertakes a comparative analysis of the negative stereotypes of older persons described by young and older adult university students at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. This study is innovative in that it compares three analytical perspectives: the perception of young students (18-27 years); the perception of older adult students…
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Universities, Undergraduate Students, Older Adults
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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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Escolar Chua, Rowena L.; de Guzman, Allan B. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
A considerable number of studies have been carried out to explore the experiences of the elderly engaging in third age education, however, most of these investigations have focused on elderly motivation, the benefits accruing from their participation, and the barriers they have encountered during their lifelong learning experience. However, there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning
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Tam, Maureen – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This paper discusses retirement as a learning process, where learning, be it formal or informal, enables retirees to adjust to the transition from work to retirement. Such discussion is important given the fact that the world population is aging and that more people are retiring in the next few decades. Moreover, people are experiencing an…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Longitudinal Studies, Retirement, Preretirement Education
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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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Meyer, Claudia; McMillan, Sally; Browning, Colette; Appannah, Arti; Ogrin, Rajna – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Diversity is what makes a person unique, with the intersection of diversity characteristics potentially a strength or a barrier to accessing healthcare, and thereby affecting health and well-being outcomes. Many older people with diverse needs are not accessing appropriate services to meet their needs, leading to suboptimal health and well-being.…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Workshops, Older Adults, Community Involvement
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Kern, Dominique – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Since the 1950s in the USA and a bit later in Europe, researchers have started publishing results of systematic research on the learning of older adults. Some have also contributed to constructing theoretical definitions within this theme of research. The perception of older adults as potential learners is a widely shared paradigm. However, there…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Hori, Shigeo; Choi, Ilseon; Park, Jisuk – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This study compares older adult learning in Korean and Japanese sample populations, paying special attention to learning after age 70. Surveys with nearly identical questionnaires were conducted in the Bundang Senior Welfare Center in Korea (N = 549, mean age 73.6 years) and at Osaka Prefecture Senior College in Japan (N = 1,491, 787, mean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Learning, Comparative Analysis
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Kim, Hyejin; Abell, Neil; Cheatham, Leah; Paek, Insu – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The purpose of this study is to validate a multidimensional measure assessing attitudes toward education for older adults. As the elderly population and the demands of education among older adults have increased, the engagement of social workers in educational settings for older adults has also increased. Therefore, assessing social workers'…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Adult Education, Older Adults, Educational Attitudes
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Kao, I-Chan; Chang, Liang-Chih – Educational Gerontology, 2017
We examined whether a 12-week leisure education program could promote leisure autonomy and leisure competence and reduce stress in older adults. Forty subjects were randomly assigned to either an experimental group or a control group. Before the experiment, pretest data were collected using leisure autonomy, leisure competence, and stress scales.…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Leisure Time, Outcomes of Education, Control Groups
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