ERIC Number: ED405519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Elders as Resources. Schools in an Aging Society.
Connecticut State Dept. on Aging, Hartford.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
This document presents the second 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 develops a rationale for intergenerational programs that address the educational and social needs of younger and older persons. It contends that older adults can offer their expertise and experiences to enrich educational programs, as well as satisfy their own needs for meaningful social roles, while younger persons can benefit from older persons who serve as positive role models and mentors. This guide suggests seven intergenerational models for classroom teachers: (1) Elders as Presenters; (2) Oral History Project; (3) Community History Project; (4) Multicultural and Age Awareness; (5) Intergenerational Discussion Groups; (6) Life Writing; and (7) Food and Culture. Practical suggestions are given for planning intergenerational programs, facilitating intergenerational discussions, and conducting oral history interviews. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. on Aging, Hartford.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.