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Overview

Research:

  • Design methodology for bringing the generations together and the testing of that methodology with various groups of people, in various settings, and in various organizational and cultural contexts. [Design methods and test]
  • Establish applied research framework: focused on informing intervention/education strategies.
  • Concept papers to help define/build the intergenerational (IG) studies field.

Extension:

  • IG programs and possibilities within Extension.
  • Bring intergenerational strategies to bear on some of the vital problems in the state of PA (and beyond)

Publications:

Kaplan, M., Wikert, B., Scholl, J., and Rushton, M. (2013). Intergenerational panels at centennial events: Stimulating discussion about continuity and change in the 4-H program. Journal of Extension, 51(1). [WWW document]. URL: http://www.joe.org/joe/2013february/a6.php.

Kaplan, M. & Fowler, C. (In Press). Intergenerational communication in caregiving contexts. In R.C. Talley & N. Henkin (Eds.). Intergenerational Caregiving. Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development. Americus, Georgia: RCI Institute.

Pinazo, S. and Kaplan, M. (2007). How do intergenerational programs benefit their participants? In M. Sanchez (Ed.), Intergenerational programs: Towards a society for all ages (pp. 70-101). [in English and Spanish]. Obra Social Fundacion La Caixa. Barcelona, Spain.

Kaplan, M. and Lawrence-Jacobson, A. (2006). Intergenerational programs and practices. In Sherrod, L., Flanagan, C.A., & Kassimir, R. (Eds.). Youth activism: An international encyclopedia (pp. 357-361). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Company.

Kaplan, M. (2004). Toward an intergenerational way of life. Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, 96 (2), 5-9.

Kaplan, M., Liu, S-T., & Radhakrishna, R. (2003). Intergenerational programming in extension: needs assessment as planning tool. Journal of Extension, 41 (4). (WWW document). URL: http://www.joe.org/joe/2003august/a5.shtml.

Kaplan, M. (2002). Intergenerational programs in schools: Considerations of form and function. International Review of Education, 48 (4), 305-334.

Kaplan, M. and Brintnall-Peterson, M. (2001/2002). In search of an intergenerational agenda for Cooperative Extension. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 7, (1/2), Fall/Winter, 127-144.