ERIC Number: ED412311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Caring Is the Key: Building a School-based Intergenerational Service Program.
This manual is designed for high school teachers and students who plan to participate in intergenerational community service programs. Intergenerational community service is a powerful teaching tool that introduces problem solving and active learning while enhancing self-esteem. Four case studies describe what schools in Pennsylvania are doing to bring young and old together through intergenerational community service. Developing the intergenerational community service program is discussed, and a training module, "How To Prepare Youth To Work with Well, Frail, or Institutionalized Elderly," is presented that includes training objectives for students and leaders and the training agenda. The module provides information about aging and older adults and gives students some specific advice for beginning conversations and working effectively with the elderly. "Intergenerational Program Maintenance and Management" explains how to keep the program operating. "Evaluating an Intergenerational Service Program" tells how to evaluate program efforts for improvement. Appendixes contain specific training and administrative advice and list resources for programs. (SLD)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Case Studies, High School Students, High Schools, Intergenerational Programs, Older Adults, Program Evaluation, School Community Programs, Secondary School Teachers, Self Esteem, Service Learning, Student Volunteers, Training, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
Generations Together Publications, 121 University Place, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-5907 (publication no. 321, $25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: PennSERVE: The Governor's Office of Citizen Service, Harrisburg, PA.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Generations Together.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania