ERIC Number: ED448079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
History and Current Status of the Intergenerational Field.
The intergenerational field began in the early 1970s as a social phenomenon in response to several factors that were affecting America's children, youth, and older adults. This paper briefly surveys three aspects of intergenerational programs: history and development, public policy focus, and recent research initiatives. The multi-disciplinary nature of the intergenerational human service field, the interdisciplinary aspect of the academic fields it embraces, and its theoretical grounding suggest the timeliness for consideration of intergenerational studies as an emerging discipline. (Contains 17 references. (BT)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Intergenerational Programs, Older Adults, Service Learning, Social Problems, Youth
Generations Together Publications, 121 University Place, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-5907 ($1.50). Tel: 412-648-7150.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Center for Social and Urban Research.