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ERIC Number: ED239775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Intergenerational Education: Young and Old Learning Together.
Ginnane, Patrick
A compilation of descriptions of 8 intergenerational educational programs, this report emphasizes the positive relationship between children and older people. These programs were selected to highlight differing program components, administrative structures, and funding bases. Two programs involve children visiting nursing homes. Elders work in elementary school settings in 2 programs. Two programs have elders working with preschool children, and two other programs are preschools housed in the same building as a nursing home. Program names and locations are: (1) P. K. Yonge Lab School Adopted Grandparents Program in Gainesville, Florida, (2) Teaching-Learning Communities in Ann Arbor, Michigan, (3) The Elvirita Lewis Foundation's Intergenerational Child Care Centers in Santa Cruz and South San Francisco, California, (4) Generations Day Care in Buffalo, Minnesota, (5) Senior Citizen School Volunteer Program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, (6) Trinity Lutheran Preschool/Southland Lutheran Home and Geriatric Center in Norwalk, California, (7) The Intergenerational Caregiving Training Programs in San Francisco, California, and (8) The Broome County Intergenerational Activities Project in Binghamton, New York. Issues that emerge as key to implementing successful programs are: respect for elders; recruitment; community support and inter-agency cooperation; program flexibility; training; and program maintenance and expansion. A list of resource people to contact for more information is included. (BJD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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