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Hirakawa, Yoshihisa; Uemura, Mayu Yasuda; Chiang, Chifa; Aoyama, Atsuko – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The purpose of this study is twofold: to assess the acceptance and usefulness of Nagoya University Small Private Online Courses, which is an online end-of-life care educational program through popular social media designed to supplement traditional end-of-life care education among healthcare professionals and to get constructive feedback with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Online Courses, Death
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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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Tabuchi, Megumi; Miura, Asako – Educational Gerontology, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of young people's reactions to changes in older people's generativity when wisdom is transmitted to the younger people. Participants included 48 male adults aged 63-77 years. Each participant was assigned to either the condition of "wisdom from experiences of failure" or the…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Males, Older Adults, Personal Narratives
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Choi, Ilseon; Hori, Shigeo – Educational Gerontology, 2016
This paper compares the governance of education for older people in Japan and Korea. The findings revealed that the overall mechanisms of governance for the education of older people shared a number of similar features such as the structure of relevant laws, ministries, and policies. However, differences were also found regarding independence of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Adult Education, Older Adults
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Huang, Chin-Shan – Educational Gerontology, 2012
This study surveys elementary and secondary teachers in Taiwan and compares the findings with other studies conducted in America and Japan. The objective is to explore differences among teachers in Taiwan, Japan, and the United States in terms of their knowledge of, and attitudes toward, aging and the implementation of aging education in schools.…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Gerontology, Aging Education, Teacher Characteristics
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Arai, Mizuho – Educational Gerontology, 2006
Perceptions of elder abuse were examined in Japanese women (n =100) and men (n =46). Japanese women and men both emphasized physical aggression, followed by neglect and blaming, when giving examples of extremely abusive behavior. Physical aggression was also the most frequently mentioned type of moderate elder abuse, followed by neglect, economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychology, Females, Males
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Hori, Shigeo; Cusack, Sandra – Educational Gerontology, 2006
Lifelong learning is essential to participation in society, and presents important challenges for educational gerontology. This study compares Canadian and Japanese perspectives on (a) attitudes toward aging, (b) the learning needs of older adults, and (c) the role of centers of learning. Surveys were conducted of sample populations in two elder…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Citizen Participation, Older Adults
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Barber, Gerard M.; And Others – Educational Gerontology, 1992
Demographic trends show that areas such as Kentucky, Japan, and Sweden are experiencing very limited labor force growth and heavier reliance on older workers as the younger population declines. Implications of an aging work force for policy involve pensions, health benefits, retraining, flexible work options, and income support programs. (SK)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development
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Chee, Yeon Kyung; Dash, Kimberly R.; Noguchi, Shohei; Levkoff, Sue E. – Educational Gerontology, 1998
A gerontological training program for allied health occupations was developed by two Japanese colleges. It emphasized health promotion/disease prevention, health maintenance, caregiving, and retirement preparation. Information from a U.S. program was used in developing the curriculum. (SK)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Allied Health Occupations Education, Foreign Countries, Gerontology
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Strom, Robert; And Others – Educational Gerontology, 1996
In Japan 239 grandparents, 266 parents, and 274 grandchildren completed the Grandparent Strengths and Needs Inventory. Grandparents reported more satisfaction and involvement in teaching grandchildren than was observed by parents or grandchildren. They identified greater difficulties with their role than was reported by parents or grandchildren. A…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Childhood Attitudes, Educational Needs, Family Role
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Sekiguchi, Reiko W. – Educational Gerontology, 1994
Covers the following topics: aging of the Japanese population, restructuring social customs, age norms in adulthood, intergenerational interaction outside the family, continuing education for seniors, University of the Air, public library services to the elderly, nursing curricula for an aging society, preretirement education and life planning,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), Continuing Education, Educational Gerontology