ERIC Number: ED240407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-3
Reference Count: 0
Intergenerational Programs in Wisconsin Schools.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Existing intergenerational programs in Wisconsin schools are described in this booklet along with ideas and resources to encourage greater school and community involvement in such efforts. The booklet is divided into three major sections. The first section is a summary of the major facts on aging and a summary of information gathered from the 1981 intergenerational survey sent to all Wisconsin school districts. The second section describes eight exemplary programs in Wisconsin schools which incorporate concepts of aging into the curriculum, promote contact and understanding between the generations, and open up school facilities to serve the needs of older persons. The third section lists available resources which schools, agencies on aging, and communities could use in exploring and implementing programs. The two major resource networks described are the Wisconsin Aging Network, and the Public Schools and Selected Programs on Aging. The appendix contains references to numerous Wisconsin resources on aging and a 52-item bibliography of books, teaching materials, articles, films, and other media. (EM)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Age Groups, Agency Cooperation, Aging Education, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, Public Agencies, Regional Programs, Resources, School Community Programs, Services, Shared Facilities, State Agencies, State Programs, State Surveys, Volunteers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers: Foster Grandparent Program; Intergenerational Programs; PF Project; Retired Senior Volunteer Program; Wisconsin
Note: This booklet was a joint project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Wisconsin Office on Aging, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Community Education Center.