Civic Engagement and the Baby Boomer Generation: Research, Policy, and Practice Perspectives [NOOK Book]

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Discover a vital source of volunteers for your organization

By the year 2020, there will be 65 million people aged 65 and over living in the United States—a new generation of active older adults expecting to use the expertise, experience, and life skills they’ve gained to make valuable contributions to society in their retirement years. Civic Engagement and the Baby Boomer Generation presents the latest research findings and evaluation studies that help promote a thorough ...

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Civic Engagement and the Baby Boomer Generation: Research, Policy, and Practice Perspectives

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Overview

Discover a vital source of volunteers for your organization

By the year 2020, there will be 65 million people aged 65 and over living in the United States—a new generation of active older adults expecting to use the expertise, experience, and life skills they’ve gained to make valuable contributions to society in their retirement years. Civic Engagement and the Baby Boomer Generation presents the latest research findings and evaluation studies that help promote a thorough understanding of the programs, policies, and civic opportunities available to people aged 50 and older. This unique book is an essential resource for nonprofit organizations seeking to meet their needs with a generation of volunteers eager to explore new options, work in new capacities, and continue lifelong learning.

More than any previous generation, baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) are defying stereotypes about aging while seeking new and meaningful lifestyles. Civic Engagement and the Baby Boomer Generation defines an agenda for future policy, research, and practice to help reverse the well-documented decline in civic engagement in the United States, providing older Americans with opportunities to have an impact in their local, national, and global communities. The book’s contributors focus attention on the value of civic engagement in creating vital social capital and social networks.

Civic Engagement and the Baby Boomer Generation examines:

  • current issues and trends in civic engagement
  • results from senior corps. examinations
  • expanding youth service concepts
  • lifelong learning institutes
  • the relationship between civic engagement and leadership
  • issues in elder service and volunteerism
  • outcomes of a national agenda setting meeting
  • intergenerational relations and civic engagement
Civic Engagement and the Baby Boomer Generation is an important source of information for anyone working with nonprofit, government, and corporate organizations concerned with public policy, community affairs, volunteerism, research, practice, and education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136381317
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

1 Civic engagement in the United States 3
2 Social capital and civic engagement of individuals over age fifty in the United States 21
3 Civic engagement and national service : results from senior corps evaluations 43
4 Expanding youth service concepts for older adults : AmeriCorps results 61
5 Civic engagement and lifelong learning institutes : current status and future directions 85
6 Legacy leadership institutes : combining lifelong learning with civic engagement 111
7 An international application of lifelong learning and civic engagement 143
8 Intergenerational relationships and civic engagement 151
9 Defining the relationships between civic engagement and leadership in later life 171
10 Research issues in civic engagement : outcomes of a national agenda-setting meeting 195
11 Issues in elder service and volunteerism worldwide : toward a research agenda 213
12 Civic engagement research, policy, and practice priority areas : future perspectives on the baby boomer generation 247
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