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ERIC Number: ED511391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 45
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9067-9259-6
Intergenerational Practice: Outcomes and Effectiveness. LGA Research Report
Martin, Kerry; Springate, Iain; Atkinson, Mary
National Foundation for Educational Research
This research looked at five intergenerational projects focusing on football, arts, knife crime, living history and personal and social education. Two projects ran in schools, one in a health centre, one in a youth drop-in centre and one at a football club. Each project had its own aims, but in addition to these, the projects aimed to improve perceptions and challenge stereotypes both of young and older people. The report covers: (1) outcomes for participants; (2) issues and challenges associated with intergenerational projects; and (3) key features of effective practice. The research found that although older and younger people's views of each other were generally positive prior to engaging in intergenerational activities, the activities often led to improved perceptions among participants despite their positive outlook. Intergenerational projects have benefits and challenges and would often not be possible without support from external organisations. Having an intergenerational officer at local authority level to drive this work forward is beneficial. This report is important reading for all those involved in planning and running projects to bring together people of all ages. Appendices include: (1) Case studies; (2) Challenges involved in intergenerational work; and (3) Key features of effective intergenerational practice.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom