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Chonody, Jill M. – Educational Gerontology, 2015
With the rapid aging of the population, strategies that can be incorporated into the curriculum are needed, including social work and medicine. Over the past 20 years, pedagogical strategies to improve attitudes toward older adults and gerontological practice along with knowledge about aging have been tested. Instructors are seeking methods that…
Descriptors: Gerontology, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Age Discrimination
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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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Faul, Anna C. – Educational Gerontology, 2014
The Institute on Aging and Social Work (the institute) supported directed efforts to enhance the research capacity of academics in gerontology across the nation. Due to my participation in the institute, I received intensive training in aging research from distinguished professors as well as staff from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As a…
Descriptors: Diabetes, Eating Habits, Public Agencies, Aging (Individuals)
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Simpson, Tamara; Camfield, David; Pipingas, Andrew; Macpherson, Helen; Stough, Con – Educational Gerontology, 2012
In an increasingly aging population, a number of adults are concerned about declines in their cognitive abilities. Online computer-based cognitive training programs have been proposed as an accessible means by which the elderly may improve their cognitive abilities; yet, more research is needed in order to assess the efficacy of these programs. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Comparative Analysis, Control Groups
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Ehlman, Katie; Ligon, Mary; Moriello, Gabriele; Welleford, E. Ayn; Schuster, Kirsten – Educational Gerontology, 2011
In this study, the effectiveness of an oral history assignment was assessed in a traditional gerontology class versus a distance education (DE) gerontology class. Attitudes toward older adults and the aging process were measured before and after students in the traditional (n = 29) and DE (n = 16) setting completed an oral history assignment.…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Oral History, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Attitudes
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Zhou, Biao; Chen, Kun; Yu, Yunxian; Wang, Hui; Zhang, Shuangshuang; Zheng, Weijun – Educational Gerontology, 2010
A randomized cluster trial was conducted to assess the impact of individualized health intervention guided by the transtheoretical model (TTM) theory on behavior change and quality of life (QoL) among the older rural population of China. A total of 2441 persons aged 60 years and over participated in the study. After a nine-month intervention,…
Descriptors: Rural Population, Intervention, Health Promotion, Quality of Life
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Windley, Paul G.; Scheidt, Rick J. – Educational Gerontology, 1980
Most subjects were satisfied with the environment provided by home and community. Mobility, health and social interaction were generally satisfactory. Intervention efforts should use an interdisciplinary approach that remains sensitive to the informal helping networks of small towns. (JAC)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Environmental Influences, Gerontology, Interdisciplinary Approach