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SANTOS, Divina de Fátima dos and SILVEIRA, Nadia Dumara Ruiz. Relações intergeracionais: compartilhando palavras escritas. In Proceedings of the 4th. Congresso Internacional de Pedagogia Social IV Congresso Internacional de Pedagogia Social, 2012, São Paulo (SP, Brazil) [online]. 2012 [cited 03 March 2021]. Available from: <http://www.proceedings.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=MSC0000000092012000100018&lng=en&nrm=iso> .

This work is a study about the content of letters used as a means of communication between the elderly and children, analyzing the type of interaction experienced between them and identifying the meanings of this exchange. This is a qualitative study based on interviews with elderly and on data collected from letters written by students of adult education (Education for Youths and Adults) with ages ranging from 18 to 72 years in literacy process and the regular education children aged between 8 and 10 years who attended one of the units of the network SESI-SP - Social Service Industry of São Paulo. The exchange of letters between these students occurred during the years 2008 and 2009. Twelve students were selected as research subjects, six seniors on the condition of grandparents with their corresponding six children.The matters covered in the letters started several discussions. The data were analyzed and presented with reference to issues such as: religion, dreams, the right words, the world of work and retirement, the otherness, the pictographic communication, the communication by symbols and the exchange of glances, all equally compelling, because they caused reflections by both the children and the elderly. The analysis of the data makes it possible to determine the characteristics of the subjects involved and indicates that the exchange of letters promotes interaction among students, as well as the process of changing attitudes and building ethical values that are very important in school, family and social life of both the elderly and the participating children. The changes through these experiences can provide or facilitate a healthier coexistence between different generations within the school and the various social spaces of everyday life.

Keywords : Intergenerational Relations; Letters and Communication; Coeducation between generations; Childhood and Old Age.

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