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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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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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Werner, Perla; Jabel, Hanan Abo; Reuveni, Yehudit; Prilutzki, Daniela – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Research in the area of public stigma and Alzheimer disease (AD) is attracting increased attention in the last years. However, studies are limited to assessing the topic among adult persons. The aims of this study were to assess stigmatic beliefs toward a person with AD in high-school students and to examine whether majority-minority status is…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Alzheimers Disease, Aging (Individuals), High School Students
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Reuveni, Yehudit; Werner, Perla – Educational Gerontology, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors associated with teenagers' willingness to volunteer with elderly persons using an expanded model of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). Participants consisted of 258 ninth-grade students at a large high school in the northern part of Israel. Participants completed a structured…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Older Adults, Volunteers, Intergenerational Programs
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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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Hantman, Shira; Gimmon, Eli – Educational Gerontology, 2014
The purpose of this article is to describe a project that aims to foster active aging through entrepreneurial activities among older adults. The project establishes the feasibility of implementing an intervention program that assimilates the concept and capabilities of entrepreneurship among older adults and supports them while launching new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Entrepreneurship, Older Adults
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Gutman, Carolyn; Hantman, Shira; Ben-Oz, Miriam; Criden, Wendy; Anghel, Roxana; Ramon, Shula – Educational Gerontology, 2014
This article examines the contribution of older adults as co-researchers to the evaluation of a gerontological social work course. The evaluation was conducted at an Israeli college as part of a collaborative project with a United Kingdom university. Here, we follow the older adults who are service users through their transition to the role of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Research, Researchers
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Lumadue, Richard – Educational Gerontology, 2011
This paper deals with aging of a remarkable woman from Florida, Wilma E. Davis. After ministering in the Methodist church for over 30 years as the first ordained Methodist minister in the state of Florida, Davis retired and began a PhD program at Boston University at the age of 63. Davis completed her PhD at the age of 68. The pursuit of her…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Females, Clergy, Educational Attainment
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Ayalon, Liat; Baum, Nehami – Educational Gerontology, 2010
In Israel, the government partially supports personal home care services (grooming, feeding, assistance with transfers) as a means to maintain frail individuals in their home environment for as long as possible. Social workers capture a prominent position in these arrangements as initiators and supervisors of personal home care services. This…
Descriptors: Industry, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Family Environment
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Gamliel, Tova; Reichental, Yael; Eyal, Nitza – Educational Gerontology, 2007
This second paper commences where Part 1 concluded in volume 33, number 1, 2006. The paper describes the relations reflected in the Model-of-Knowledge between all partners of the intergenerational encounters at school--children, old adults, and teachers. The Model-of-Knowledge represents a relatively balanced approach toward the generations'…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Intergenerational Programs, Counseling, Models
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Gamliel, Tova; Reichental, Yael; Ayal, Nitza – Educational Gerontology, 2007
This paper, the first in a 2-part series, proposes a Model-of-Knowledge for the social analysis of intergenerational encounters between older adults and children and discusses professional intervention. The model is based on the findings of a pilot counseling activity at a primary school in Israel. It sets forth 4 types of encounters between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Children, Models
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Rabi, Keren – Educational Gerontology, 2006
Despite the prevailing agreement among researchers that the increasing rate of elder abuse in Israel is relatively understudied, not sufficiently identified, and not appropriately addressed, literature on elderly abuse in the Israeli society remains limited. The common discourse on aging, eldercare, and elder abuse and neglect, mainly revolves…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Immigration, Gender Differences
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Ron, Pnina; Lowenstein, Ariela – Educational Gerontology, 2002
Paraprofessional staff in six Israeli institutions for the elderly received training in psychological and social aspects of aging, loneliness and loss, communication, multiprofessional staff work, and elders with disabilities. They expressed a need for additional training in following up on physiotherapy. (Contains 18 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inservice Education, Long Term Care, Older Adults
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Lifshitz, Hefziba – Educational Gerontology, 2002
Aging attitudes were compared in two groups: (1) 32 people with intellectual disabilities, ages 20-39, 40-59, 60+; and (2) 30 from group 1 and 30 adults without disabilities. In group 1, attitudes were heavily influenced by stereotypes; younger adults were more negative than older. Attitudes were correlated with level of retardation. Nondisabled…
Descriptors: Adults, Aging (Individuals), Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Lowenstein, Ariela – Educational Gerontology, 2001
Considers whether gerontology is an academic discipline with specialized knowledge of education and training or a profession requiring training in a variety of fields. Examines examples of a social work curriculum and gerontology master's degree at two Israeli universities. (Contains 26 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gerontology, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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