Generationsübergreifende Programme in Schulen: Erwägungen zu Form und Funktion

Translated title of the contribution: Intergenerational programs in schools: Considerations of form and function

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In recent years there has been a groundswell of intergenerational program activity occurring on an international scale. At an unprecedented level, new initiatives are emerging which aim to bring young people and older adults together in various settings - to interact, stimulate, educate, support, and provide care for one another. The focus of this paper is on intergenerational programs implemented in schools. Discussion centers primarily on how such initiatives enhance and reinforce the educational curriculum, contribute to student learning and personal growth, enrich the lives of senior adult participants, and have a positive impact on the surrounding communities. The paper concludes with a review of some key issues that need to be taken into account when developing and evaluating intergenerational programs.

Translated title of the contributionIntergenerational programs in schools: Considerations of form and function
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)305-334
Number of pages30
JournalInternational Review of Education
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


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