ERIC Number: ED403499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
A Guide for Pupil Personnel Specialists. Schools in an Aging Society. [Series].
Connecticut State Dept. on Aging, Hartford.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
This document presents the last in a series of six interrelated guides, the Schools in an Aging Society series, designed to promote education for, with, and about older adults. This guide for pupil personnel specialists provides age-related information on the changing family and workplace. It is appropriate for school counselors, psychologists, and social workers. Changes in family structure, such as fewer children and more older persons, mean that students have different family experiences and needs than did young people of past generations. An increasing number of young people are in homes where primary care is provided to their grandparents, that a growing number of children are under the primary care of their grandparents, and that career opportunities and the workplace are affected by the aging society. School counselors are in a unique position to help young people by working with students individually, in the classroom, with families, and through school-community programs. Lessons in the guide focus on (1) the changing workplace; (2) career opportunities in gerontology; (3) changing families; (4) taking care of a grandparent; and (5) when grandparents are the only parents. Also included are plans and materials for an intergenerational workshop. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. on Aging, Hartford.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.