ERIC Number: ED271926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Intergenerational Volunteer Program in Special Education: A Manual for Implementation.
Barrett, Dennis; And Others
The manual is designed to help special education administrators, teachers, and other interested people to develop an intergenerational school volunteer program. Background information on the program serving Alleghany County (Pennsylvania) is provided along with a review of benefits for students, teachers, volunteers, and the schools. Concerns of teachers and volunteers are addressed, based on information collected in a volunteer program involving older persons. Program implementation is covered, including a suggested sequence of 12 steps that will enhance the probability of program success. Strategies touch upon media and community awareness activities. The training process is outlined for five meetings with each meeting including an advanced organizer, an annotated agenda, and related handouts and transparencies. Meetings focus on such topics as working effectively with volunteers, basic information about exceptionalities, and the match between teachers and volunteers. Evaluation information includes sample questionnaires. A list of resources and a 13-item bibliography conclude the document. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, PA.; Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Generations Together.