• Facilitate collaborative inquiry with IG specialist colleagues in other countries:
    • Document and assess range of approaches and cultural perspectives regarding IG practice.
    • Work to expand the knowledge base in areas of IG programming, social policy, and research.


  • Active participation in local, national, and international networks and working groups on IG issues.
  • Disseminate information on effective IG practices.


Kaplan, M., Sánchez, M., & Hoffman, J. (2017). Intergenerational pathways to a sustainable society. New York, NY: Springer.

Li, Q. & Kaplan, M. (2017). Intergenerational strategy and its social practice in an aging society: Possibilities and the future of China. Social Sciences Abroad, (4), 54-63. [In Chinese.]

Lai, A. & Kaplan, M. (2016). Weaving intergenerational engagement into ESL instruction: Case study of a university-based program in Hong Kong. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 28(2), 254-264.

Kaplan, M. & Sanchez, M. (2014). Intergenerational programs and policies in ageing societies. In S. Harper (Ed.). International handbook on ageing and public policy. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Larkin, E. & Kaplan, M. (2010). Intergenerational relationships at the center: Finding shared meaning from programs in the U.S. and Japan. Young Children, May, 88-94.

Sánchez, M. Kaplan, M., & Saez, J. (2010). Intergenerational programs and practices: What, why, and how. [In English and Spanish]. Madrid: IMSERSO (Institute for Older Persons and Social Services), Spain Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.

Saito, Y., Yajima, S., Kusano, A., & Kaplan, M. (2009). Intergenerational pursuits in Japan - A mosaic of practice and inquiry. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 7(1), 1-3.

Kaplan, M., Kusano, A., & Sugioka, S. (2006). Intergenerational Programs in Japan: Program Innovation and Planning Considerations. Journal of Family Resource Management of Japan, 41, 20-30.

Kaplan, M. (2006). Intergenerational programs and practices - An international perspective. Social Education, 717. March, 12-19. [In Japanese].

Kaplan, M. & Lawrence-Jacobson, A. (2006). Intergenerational Programs--A Community Strengthening Perspective. Journal of Kansai Intergenerational Studies, 1 (1), 8-16.

Kaplan, M. (2005). Preface. Grandparent-Grandchild relationships (pp. 10-19). [In Chinese]. Singapore Ministry of Community Development and Sports. Singapore.

Kaplan, M. & Chadha, N. (2004). Intergenerational Programs and Practices: A Conceptual Framework and an Indian Context. Indian Journal of Gerontology, 18 (3/4), 301-317.

Thang, L.L., Kaplan, M., & Henkin, N. (2003). Intergenerational programming in Asia; Converging diversities toward a common goal. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships: Programs Policy, and Research, 1 (1), 49-69.

Kaplan, M., Henkin, N., & Kusano, A. (Eds.). (2002). Linking lifetimes: A global view of intergenerational exchange. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. [Japanese translation, with updated preface, was published by Akashishoten (Tokyo: Japan) in 2008.]

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

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