Elder Care and Service Learning : A Handbook, Hardback Book

Elder Care and Service Learning : A Handbook Hardback

Edited by Susanne Bleiberg Seperson, Carol Hegeman


Using a multidisciplinary approach to service learning in elder care, Seperson and Hegeman assist students in their actual experience with clients.

With this text in hand, a professor can offer students an overview of all aspects of aging, community service, and social policy without putting 40 different articles on reserve.

Part I describes the diverse service-learning experience.

Part II provides basic information on aging from demographic, biological, physiological, and psychosocial perspectives.

Part III describes a service learning classroom and the many tools a student and a professor can use to maximize the learning in this special kind of class.

Part IV is devoted to communication. Here, interviewing, surveying, and oral history skills are defined.

Part V helps the student prepare for the unexpected-what to do when one is actually in a service learning experience with an elder or a group of elders.

Part VI is devoted to elder-care policy. Students and their professors will gain a perspective on how to think about and debate issues about aging.

Part VII is devoted to case studies of very different service-learning experiences. Following are four comprehensive appendixes, including annotated bibliographies for further reading about service-learning and aging, a code of ethics, and a service learning elder-care manual for implementation of a program.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 264 pages
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Care of the elderly
  • ISBN: 9780865693050



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