Clayton Spencer contextualizes these priorities in contemporary economic and political realities, including President Bush's Leave No Child Behind and tax initiatives; the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and resulting military actions; and the accountability movement in K-12 education. If you like research studies and a full explanation of the results, this book is for you. It is a collection of research, not a written plan on working with this generation. This is not a book intended to stand alone as the sole assessment resource in anyone's professional library. It is a diagnosis of what ails them, a celebration of their strengths, and a compelling and generous prescription for their futureand ours. Understanding who today's college students are is essential as we collaboratively develop and deliver the education that will prepare this generation to build our future.
This book is excellent and well written with superb facts and data about the fast accelerating changes happening in our colleges and universities today. If you work in education, and you have been doing so for a while, you probably already know a lot of what has been written in this book. Honestly, I think that we have enough authors listing the problems that plague our young adults, and we also have enough books which vituperate our digital natives. Levine and Cureton 1998 hinted at the changing nature of social interaction in When Hope and Fear Collide, and Levine and Dean further develop this idea in Tightrope. The image that comes to mind is two students, sitting in the room they share, angrily texting each other, but not talking. The author did not set out to do this, but he conducted an in-depth survey of college students three times, each time ten years apart. This is a must read for educators of the millenia, especially college educators.
These scholars had the opportunity to contribute to a still-nascent study of millennials, and all they did was complain about how awful they are. Section 2 includes information about the Senior Student Affairs Officers. For example, widespread internal and international migration have created more heterogeneous societies everywhere, placing new demands on educators as they respond We increasingly treat education as though its primary goal were to teach students to be economically productive rather than to think critically and become knowledgeable and empathetic citizens. Chapters 5 through 14 provide discussion of specific qualitative and quantitative assessment tools and techniques e. We heard about the mom who called 15 times in a single afternoon, all the way up to the president, when her son had trouble with his wireless connection. From interviews and focus groups chapter 8 to survey research chapter 12 , the authors present a breadth of possible methods that include both qualitative and quantitative strategies. That's also how the book ends.
This is a brilliant examination of what has shaped our young people, what they are doing with the tools they have, and where they are headed. The Comprehensive Report is divided into three sections. One of the key points is that parents and schools haven't always been tough enough. Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. If you work in education, and you have been doing so for a while, you probably already know a lot of what has been written in this book. Painting a realistic picture of today's college students, the authors offer guidance to higher education professionals, researchers, practitioners, policymakers, employers, parents, and the public.
Why do I need to update my browser? Corresponding to this conclusion, a surprising finding of the research is that, while the researchers expected that the September 11 attacks would be the most formative events for these students, they instead rated the advent of the World Wide Web as most significant. What we find now is … we have these digital natives … our students … attending analog universities and being taught by a faculty that are both … that are at best digital immigrants. Generation On A Tightrope Levine Arthur Dean Diane R can be very useful guide, and generation on a tightrope levine arthur dean diane r play an important role in your products. Power points are omnipresent in college classrooms. I will surely purchase the proceeding edition, if there is one. The information shared by the authors is important to know. Deficits: timid rule followers, self-centered, lack experience with failure, immature -tethered to adults, trivial and low in f2f interpersonal skills, confuse excellence and quality with quantity, talk internationally but focus local and lack knowledge of world.
Mary in Los Angeles, ranging from private, selective, to broader accessibility. How about the fact that kids need new skills in a new economy that focus on outcomes rather than process. The first two volumes in this series exploring the psyche of college students, When Dreams and Heroes Died 1980 and When Hope and Fear Collide 1998 , offered thoughtful and accurate profiles of the students of the 1980s and 1990s. Government ought to pay more. While there are always some differences in students, I believe that the author brings up many valid points that will impact how I and others who work in higher education.
Only 5 percent have a G. The authors then quickly move to a discussion about identifying outcomes, the first step, they claim, in the transition away from satisfaction assessment. This finding helps explain the growing popularity of business majors; students may not be any more passionate about business than previous generations but perceive a path to a stable career that provides a secure living. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. The author traces the evolution of education policies in Finland and highlights how they differ from the United States and other industrialized countries. But they have little concrete knowledge about the world.
Historically, financial aid in its various forms promised to be the great equalizer for qualified, lower-income students Hern, 1999. If those were changed into skyscrapers … what would that land be worth? С самой низкой ценой, совершенно новый, неиспользованный, неоткрытый, неповрежденный товар в оригинальной упаковке если товар поставляется в упаковке. The book concludes with a powerfully written chapter addressing the policy priority changes necessary to meet the needs of an increasing number of lower-income students. We stand to lose that. However, I found this book very negative, although this was not the intent of the authors, their analysis of today's college students - digital natives - gives readers a very poor image of the future generation. As with previous studies, the quantitative data collection was supplemented by extensive qualitative and observational data from 26 institutions.