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ERIC Number: ED210089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Young and Old Together: A Training Manual for Intergenerational Programs.
Seefeldt, Carol; And Others
Ideas for orienting and training elderly adults to work as volunteers with children in school and nonschool settings are given in this manual. In addition, ideas for planning the goals of an intergenerational program, recruiting volunteers, and preparing children, teachers, and child care staff for interaction with volunteers are provided. Suggested content for the training program includes the rights of children, child development, behavior management, the dangers of stereotyping, and the All Handicapped Children's Act (PL 94-142). Observations of children and on-the-job experience with performance feedback from trainers are recommended as useful means of training elderly volunteers. Program goals include (1) increasing the frequency of intergenerational contact; (2) fostering positive attitudes between generations; (3) providing services for children with special needs; (4) meeting older citizens' needs for growth and development; and (5) fostering a sense of the continuity of human life. Careful program planning is stressed and evaluation of the program is briefly discussed. The document concludes with a list of resources, including books, articles, manuals, and films. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A