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Euster, Gerald L. – Educational Gerontology, 2004
This article examines (1) the elimination of mandatory retirement in American higher education, (2) research related to retirement decisions of university faculty, and (3) the author's thoughts and feelings before and following retirement from academia. An interior monologue, stream-of-consciousness method is used to reflect the author's movement…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Literary Devices, Retirement, College Faculty
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Mehrotra, Chandra M. – Educational Gerontology, 2003
Older adults participate in education to fulfil coping, expressive, contributive, influence, and transcendence needs. Learning can promote sustained mental functioning and increase self-efficacy and social support. (Contains 15 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cognitive Ability, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives
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Glass, J. Conrad, Jr.; Huneycutt, Terry L. – Educational Gerontology, 2002
Reviews issues involved when grandparents seek custody of or visitation rights regarding their grandchildren, social services available to custodial grandparents, and educational needs for dealing with the legal system and child rearing. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Child Custody, Court Litigation, Educational Needs
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Langer, Nieli – Educational Gerontology, 2002
Presents a rationale for shifting the focus of social work/gerontology education from training to a learner-centered approach that incorporates principles of adult learning. Suggests the use of adult experiences, storytelling, simulation, role playing, and a supportive learning environment. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Aging (Individuals), Educational Environment, Gerontology
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Zablotsky, Diane – Educational Gerontology, 2001
A research methods undergraduate course includes lectures, exercises, exams, term papers, and article critiques designed to increase awareness of the relevance of research methods. The course encompasses the methodology of the broader disciplines of social psychology and sociology as well as gerontology. (SK)
Descriptors: Gerontology, Higher Education, Research Methodology, Social Psychology
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Whitehouse, Peter J.; Bendezu, Eve; FallCreek, Stephanie; Whitehouse, Catherine – Educational Gerontology, 2000
A proposed intergenerational learning community is a model for a charter school focused on literacy, artistic studies, technology, environment, and personal wellness. Instructional design includes nongraded, multiage, heterogeneous groupings with flexible looping to support individualized learning. Mentoring and apprenticeships will be featured.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Charter Schools, Community Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hertzog, Christopher – Educational Gerontology, 1982
Reviews the potential applications for computer methods in gerontological research. Considers the revision of graduate curricula for training research gerontologists to incorporate training in computer methods on a more systematic and detailed basis. Illustrates useful principles for these curriculum modifications. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Computer Oriented Programs, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Hickson, Joyce; Housley, Wayne – Educational Gerontology, 1997
Creativity is universal and not limited by age. Creative acts help in understanding the meaning of life and aging; they contribute to well-being and life satisfaction. Programs such as Elderhostel and California's Creative Aging Workshops nurture creativity in older adults. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Creative Development, Creativity, Life Satisfaction
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Choi, Namkee G.; Dinse, Sau-Ling – Educational Gerontology, 1998
Negative stereotypes of older persons pose barriers to productive and successful aging. A social work intervention model provides ways to overcome the barriers by training social workers, conducting early childhood and elementary school interventions, providing intergenerational programs, and assisting older adults with employment, volunteering,…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Intergenerational Programs, Intervention, Life Satisfaction
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Drinka, Theresa J. K. – Educational Gerontology, 1996
Compares training of self-directed work teams in business with the potential of interdisciplinary teams in geriatrics. Possible pitfalls in conforming to the health care culture, obtaining management commitment, and dealing with the diversity and independence of health care professionals reflect the need for deep commitment to team development.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Geriatrics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Self Directed Groups
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Lawhon, Tommie; And Others – Educational Gerontology, 1996
Older adults use computers for entertainment, education, and creative and business endeavors. Computer training helps them increase productivity, learn skills, and boost short-term memory. Electronic mail, online services, and the Internet encourage socialization. Adapted technology helps disabled and ill elders use computers. (SK)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computers, Electronic Mail, Internet
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Macpherson, Alexander S. – Educational Gerontology, 1995
A project to improve health professionals' education focused on changing the academic/institutional context by resolving problems in developing clinical teaching and on changing the social context through university-community collaboration and collection of information about community health needs. (SK)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Educational Change, Health Personnel, Health Promotion
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Mold, James W. – Educational Gerontology, 1995
The problem-oriented biomedical framework shaping health care should be replaced with a more optimistic, collaborative, humane, goal-oriented approach for geriatrics and gerontology. This perspective uses a functional, open-ended definition of health and views illness and death as essential features of life. (SK)
Descriptors: Geriatrics, Gerontology, Goal Orientation, Health
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Ames, Barbara D.; Youatt, June P. – Educational Gerontology, 1994
From an intergenerational training program for caregivers of children and frail elderly emerged a model for making program decisions. The model clusters potential activities in five categories: recreation/leisure, education, health promotion, public service, and personal development. It has four levels of selection criteria: match activities to…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Frail Elderly, Intergenerational Programs, Learning Activities
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Cousins, Sandy O'Brien; Burgess, Art – Educational Gerontology, 1992
Challenges to physical education for older adults are (1) providing low-risk, psychologically safe settings; (2) elevating self-image and confidence; (3) dispelling ageist myths; and (4) adapting to population diversity. Approaches include making fitness prerequisite to skill development, fostering self-paced individualized learning, using sport…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Athletics, Older Adults, Participation
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