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Adler, Geri; Lawrence, Briana M.; Ounpraseuth, Songthip T.; Asghar-Ali, Ali Abbas – Educational Gerontology, 2015
Dementia is a major public health concern. Educating health-care providers about dementia warning signs, diagnosis, and management is paramount to fostering clinical competence and improving patient outcomes. The objective of this project was to describe and identify educational and training needs of staff at community-based outpatient clinics…
Descriptors: Dementia, Clinics, Staff Development, Allied Health Personnel
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DeMichelis, Carey; Ferrari, Michel; Rozin, Tanya; Stern, Bianca – Educational Gerontology, 2015
Although the psychological benefits of intergenerational learning environments have been well documented, no study has yet investigated wisdom as an outcome of intergenerational classroom engagement. In this study, Elders between the age 60-89 were recruited to participate in a high-school English classroom. We hypothesized that participating in…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, High School Students, Thinking Skills, English
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Hsu, Wan-Chen; Chiang, Chia-Hsun; Chuang, Hsueh-Hua – Educational Gerontology, 2015
This study investigated the relationships of teacher efficacy, perceived organizational control, and the teacher-student age gap with teachers' retirement attitudes. Stratified random sampling was adopted to collect survey responses. A total of 498 valid surveys from 33 elementary schools were collected. Correlational analyses revealed significant…
Descriptors: Teacher Retirement, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Margolin, Sara J. – Educational Gerontology, 2015
The present research aimed to examine young and older adults' comprehension of negated text to determine the locus of older adults' difficulty in understanding this text construction. Participants were asked to read short passages at their own pace, complete a lexical decision task, and answer a comprehension question about what they had read.…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Readability, Task Analysis, Reading Tests
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Reijnders, Jennifer; van Heugten, Caroline; van Boxtel, Martin – Educational Gerontology, 2015
A psychoeducational face-to-face training program (Keep Your Brain Fit!) was developed to support the working population in coping with age-related cognitive changes and taking proactive preventive measures to maintain cognitive health. A feasibility study was conducted to test the training program presented in a workshop format. Participants…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Health Promotion, Brain, Gerontology
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Kada, Sundaran – Educational Gerontology, 2015
With an aging general population and a concurrent increase in the prevalence of dementia, health and social care professional students are increasingly exposed to this group of patients during their clinical placements and after graduation. A sound dementia-related knowledge base among health and social care students is important in providing…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Alzheimers Disease, Undergraduate Students, Allied Health Occupations
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Kim, Tae-Young; Kim, Yoon-Kyoung – Educational Gerontology, 2015
This study explores motivational and demotivational factors in English learning among elderly learners attending a lifelong education institute located in Seoul, South Korea. A total of 420 elderly learners with limited English learning experience responded to a questionnaire with 47 five-point Likert-type items. In order to investigate what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation
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Smiraglia, Christina – Educational Gerontology, 2015
Reminiscence programs that stimulate participants' memories through discussion are popular as both enrichment activity and clinical treatment for older adults. Museums in multiple countries are starting to offer reminiscence opportunities on-site and through outreach. This study is an investigation of the qualities of the participant experience in…
Descriptors: Museums, Outreach Programs, Memory, Older Adults
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Mohd Natar, Ahmad Kamal; Nagappan, Rajendran; Ainuddin, Husna Ahmad; Masuri, Ghazali; Thanapalan, Chandra Kannan K. – Educational Gerontology, 2015
Current cognitive screening tests are difficult to use due to their deficit in cultural and conceptual significance and translation into other languages. The purpose of this study was to translate the Loewenstein Occupational Therapy Cognitive Assessment for Geriatrics (LOTCA-G) into Malay language and test its reliability and validity for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geriatrics, Older Adults, Cognitive Measurement
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Jang, Miseon; Lee, Yeunsook – Educational Gerontology, 2015
This study aims to verify the effects of an education program on home renovation for fall prevention among older people, more specifically fall efficacy and home renovation intentions. A quasiexperimental study with nonequivalent control and comparative groups was conducted to demonstrate the effects of the education. A total of 51 older people…
Descriptors: Prevention, Injuries, Interviews, Surveys
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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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Baillie, Lesley; Merritt, Jane; Cox, Janet; Crichton, Nicola – Educational Gerontology, 2015
Older people who are living with dementia often need healthcare, including hospital admissions, due to additional health conditions. Caring for older people who are living with dementia is, therefore, a core nursing role. This study investigated student nurses' expectations of, and confidence about, caring for older people with dementia and the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Older Adults, Nursing Education, Role
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Brinker, Jay K.; Roberts, Pamela; Radnidge, Belinda – Educational Gerontology, 2014
This article describes the development and evaluation of The Game of Late Life--a novel education activity for the psychology of ageing. The game was designed to provide transformational learning where students imagine themselves as older adults and move through late life via a game board, encountering various life events along the way. One of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Aging (Individuals), Gerontology, Educational Games
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Savundranayagam, Marie Y. – Educational Gerontology, 2014
Funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the Institute on Aging and Social Work played an integral role in the professional development of select faculty members engaged in gerontological research in schools or departments of social work. It offered faculty participants the opportunities to enhance knowledge of research methods, develop a…
Descriptors: Gerontology, Research, Grants, Grantsmanship
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Bonifas, Robin P.; Mehrotra, Gita R. – Educational Gerontology, 2014
Considerable research highlights the value of mentorship to the professional development of early career faculty in academia, yet less research focuses on factors motivating individuals to provide formal guidance to junior colleagues. Given that new social work faculty, in particular, may not receive sufficient mentoring, understanding what…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Social Work, College Faculty, Mentors
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