Research Agenda

Intergenerational Strategies for Supporting Children, Youth, Older Adults, Families, and Communities (2002-Present).

Intergenerational Programs Evaluation

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(by Mariano Sanchez) See Chapter 7 (pg. 104) On "Evaluating Intergenerational Programmes to Improve Community" by Matt Kaplan.

Multiple Layers of Analysis
Older Adult Residents and the School Tax Base

A concentration of senior citizens in a community can be a financial boon to a school district, rather than an adversary, unless the group includes a high percentage of newcomers with few, if any, emotional ties with the area, according to two Penn State experts.

Research on Intergenerational Programs in Early Childhood Education Settings

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Research on Shared Sites

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School-Based Intergenerational Programs

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Guidelines & Standards for Intergenerational Practice

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As the intergenerational field continues to take form and grow, we must pay more attention to how professionals who work in this field are trained. In the “Standards of Intergenerational Practice” article presented by Liz Larkin (University of South Florida) and Vicki Rosebrook (University of Findlay) help to define what “competency” means for those who engage in intergenerational work. They share a set of standards which, though in draft form, is an invaluable document in helping to define and promote exemplary practice in this field.

External Resources
Intergenerational Evaluation Toolkit

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A 2019 report from Generations United and the Eisner Foundation. Written by Shannon Jarrott (Ohio State University).

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Matthew Kaplan, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Intergenerational Programs and Aging

Contact Us

Matthew Kaplan, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Intergenerational Programs and Aging