Educational Gerontology: An International Quarterly
Children's attitudes about growing old and about the elderly themselves are in large part influenced by negative images projected by the media and through lack of actual experience in interacting with older people. To counter this situation and to provide an opportunity for positive attitude shift, an educational program has been developed for 10- and 11-year-old students. Growing Up-Growing Older is a developed unit of instruction relying on a package of software including films and printed support materials. A strong experiential component is provided through structured intergenerational dialogues, facilitated by visiting older volunteers.
Davis, Richard H. and Westbrook, Gerald Jay, "Intergenerational Dialogues: A Tested Educational Program for Children" (1981). Service Learning, General. 263.