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ERIC Number: ED402049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
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Developing Opportunities for Senior Citizens and 3- and 4-Year-Old Children in a Northeast U.S. Jewish Community Center to Interact.
Weeks, Joyce
Due to changes in society, young children and senior citizens have little opportunity for interaction. This practicum report formulated a plan for intergenerational interaction opportunities between 3- and 4-year-olds and senior citizens at a Jewish community center where separate programs for preschool children and senior citizens typified the lack of interaction. The goal of the practicum was to identify at least three opportunities for intergenerational interaction. This goal was accomplished via a 10-week strategy to determine opportunities for interaction and implement developmentally appropriate activities and opportunities. Information and recommendations were gathered from parents, teachers, staff, and seniors. Although inadequate time was allotted for full discussion of options, and seniors' ideas for intergenerational programming were much less interactive than those of parents, the affected populations were satisfied with 4 out of 5 options presented. Specific interaction projects agreed upon and developed included plans for an intergenerational Shabbat lunch and a Grandpals program. (Eight appendices include questionnaires for parents, seniors, children, and opportunity evaluation; a calendar plan for implementation; parent and senior involvement letter; field test results summary; and evaluation team letter. Contains 14 references.) (SD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A