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ERIC Number: EJ1040958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Picture Pals: An Intergenerational Service-Learning Art Project
Whiteland, Susan
Art Education, v66 n6 p20-26 Nov 2013
Individuals engaging in recreational pursuits, education, work environments, and many other institutional settings are likely to be separated by age. This common practice is often considered an optimal way to facilitate programs. However, the separation of age groups has created societal consequences. It has encouraged a fear of aging and promoted stereotypes. Age segregation sets the stage for ageism to flourish. Ageism is the result of prejudicial thinking. It is defined as the discrimination against a particular age group most often thought of in relation to older adults (Ageism, n.d.). Ageism is the result of older adults and young people not understanding one another. This article describes an intergenerational service-learning art experience in which young children and older adults collaborate on a book project, bridging the gap across generations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A