Lookup NU author(s): Professor Thomas Scharf
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This study investigated the potential of intergenerational learning collaborations to develop civic literacy in young children in Irish primary school. The study, measured against a control group, used a mixed-methods embedded design. Quantitative results confirmed that, across a range of curriculum-related collaborations, student self-reported civic literacy ratings, substantiated by teacher checklists, showed significant improvement (p≤0.01) in civic literacy scores over an academic year. Qualitative findings explained how intergenerational learning collaborations contributed to desired outcomes for civic literacy in young children.
Author(s): Hanmore-Cawley M, Scharf T
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Intergenerational Relationships
Online publication date: 22/12/2017
Acceptance date: 16/08/2017
ISSN (print): 1535-0770
ISSN (electronic): 1535-0932
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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