Civic Engagement and the

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

by Laura Wilson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789005786
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/01/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors

Contributors

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART I: OVERVIEW OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Chapter 1. Civic Engagement in the United States (William A. Galston and Mark H. Lopez)

Introduction

Why Does Civic Engagement Matter?

Civic Attitudes and Knowledge

Civic Behavior

Conclusion

Chapter 2. Social Capital and Civic Engagement of Individuals Over Age Fifty in the United States (Thomas H. Sander with Robert D. Putnam)

Overall Trends in Social Capital

Life Cycle versus Generational Trends

Generational Trends Beyond Volunteering

Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey

Bridging and Tolerance

Conclusion

PART II: NATIONAL SERVICE AND THE FIFTY-PLUS POPULATION

Chapter 3. Civic Engagement and National Service: Results from Senior Corps Evaluations (Priyanthi Silva and Cynthia Thomas)

Introduction to Senior Service and Volunteerism

Methodology

Describing National Senior Service: The Senior Corps Volunteer Program

The Foster Grandparent Program

The Senior Companion Program

The RSVP Program

Strengths of the Senior Corps Programs

Limitations to National Senior Corps Growth

The Future of National Senior Service

Chapter 4. Expanding Youth Service Concepts for Older Adults: AmeriCorps Results (Karen S. Harlow-Rosentraub, Laura B. Wilson, and Jack Steele)

Introduction

Site Composition of Legacy Corps Activities

Political Activity and Citizen Involvement Among Members

Conclusions

PART III: LIFELONG LEARNING AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Chapter 5. Civic Engagement and Lifelong Learning Institutes: Current Status and Future Directions (Sharon P. Simson, Laura B. Wilson, and Karen Harlow-Rosentraub)

Introduction

TheEducational Mission of Lifelong Learning Institutes

The Civic Engagement Mission of Lifelong Learning Institutes

Methods

Results About Current Status of LLIs and Civic Engagement

Results Regarding the Future of LLIs and Civic Engagement

Discussion

Future Directions

Chapter 6. Legacy Leadership Institutes: Combining Lifelong Learning with Civic Engagement (Laura B. Wilson, Jack Steele, Sharon P. Simson, and Karen Harlow-Rosentraub)

Background and Description

The Legacy Leadership Institute

Program Design and Structure

Research and Evaluation Findings on the Legacy Leadership Institute Model

Outcomes and Conclusion: The Impact and Potential of the Legacy Leadership Institute Concept

Chapter 7. An International Application of Lifelong Learning and Civic Engagement (Ben H. Slijkhuis and Joke M. Zwart)

Core Elements of the U.S. Legacy Leadership Concept

Translating the American Concept to the Dutch Situation

Construction of the Dutch Model

The SESAM Academy

The Results of Two Years of SESAM Academy

Moving On: Other Countries Are Waiting

PART IV: INTERGENERATIONAL CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS

Chapter 8. Intergenerational Relationships and Civic Engagement (Sally Newman and Richard Goff)

Introduction

Intergenerational Civic Engagement and Societal Conditions

Profiles of Youth and Older Adults and Implications for Intergenerational Activities

Intergenerational Models in the United States

The Structure

Problems and Challenges

Best Practices of Intergenerational Models

Outcomes

Impact on Age Cohorts

Individual Intergenerational Relationships

Conclusion

Chapter 9. Defining the Relationships Between Civic Engagement and Leadership in Later Life (Tracey T. Manning)

Civic Engagement: Theory and Research

Leadership Theory and Research

The Relationship of Leadership to Civic Engagement

Conclusions and Recommendations

PART V: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL AGENDAS

Chapter 10. Research Issues in Civic Engagement: Outcomes of a National Agenda-Setting Meeting (Laura B. Wilson and David B. Rymph)

Introduction

Conference Organization and Methods

Findings

Infrastructure to Support Service Research

The Next Steps

Conclusion

Chapter 11. Issues in Elder Service and Volunteerism Worldwide: Toward a Research Agenda (Jim Hinterlong, Amanda Moore McBride, Fengyan Tang, and Kwofie Danso)

Introduction

Volunteerism and Civic Service: Definitions, Status, and Impacts

Understanding Elder Volunteerism and Service Cross-Nationally

Studying Volunteerism and Service Among Older Adults Worldwide: An Institutional Perspective

Conclusion

Chapter 12. Civic Engagement Research, Policy, and Practice Priority Areas: Future Perspectives on the Baby Boomer Generation (Laura B. Wilson and Sharon P. Simson)

Introduction

Administration on Aging

AARP

Corporation for National and Community Service

Generations United

The Gerontological Society of America

Harvard School of Public Health-Met Life Foundation Initiative

National Council on Aging

Points of Light Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Conclusion

Index

Reference Notes Included

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