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Title: Bridging the Divide: Teaching in a MultiGenerational World


1
Bridging the Divide Teaching in a
Multi-Generational World
  • June 2, 2008
  • Claire E. Hughes, Ph.D.
  • IFL Conference
  • Bellarmine University

2
Differing Perceptions
  • Done by students at Kansas State University
  • A Vision of Students Today

3
History of Millennial Project
  • Anne Bucalos and Claire Hughes
  • Culture Circle
  • Faculty Forum Topic
  • November Presentation
  • February Presentation
  • Department Presentations
  • Class Presentations
  • Dinner
  • Future- Research? Articles? Change?

4
Silent Generation
  • Born 1925-1942
  • Ages 82-65
  • Colin Powell
  • Alan Greenspan
  • Elvis Presley
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Sandra Day OConnor

5
Silent Generation
  • Values and Characteristics
  • Discussion, inclusion and process
  • James Dean- Rebel without a Cause
  • Civil Rights Activists
  • First generation to divorce in large numbers
  • Have never had a President from this generation
  • Last generation to benefit from Social Security?
  • Created complex government and legal institutions
  • Espoused family values- but terrible
    relationships with children
  • College as entry into society
  • Events, Trends, Technology That Shaped Their
    Lives
  • Great Depression
  • WWII
  • Little Rascals/ Shirley Temple
  • Too young for GI, too old for hippies
  • Atom Bomb
  • McCarthyism
  • Little Rock

6
Silent Generation in Pop Culture
Some Like It Hot Rebel without a Cause
7
Boomers
  • Born 1945-1960
  • Ages 47-63
  • George W. Bush
  • Bill Hillary Clinton
  • Bill OReilly
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Al Sharpton
  • Bill Gates
  • Oprah

8
Boomers
  • Values and Characteristics
  • Events, Trends, Technology That Shaped Their
    Lives
  • Three TV channels
  • Raised to never follow a dictator- question
    authority
  • Viet Nam
  • Civil Rights movement
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • The assassination of President Kennedy
  • Man walked on the moon
  • Woodstock
  • Kent State
  • Watergate
  • Sexual Revolution
  • Crime rates rose, academic achievement fell
  • Competition
  • Change
  • Hard work
  • Success
  • Personal gratification
  • Teamwork
  • Inclusion
  • Involvement
  • Health and wellness
  • Optimism
  • Independence
  • Hippies to Yuppies
  • College as experience

9
Boomers in Pop Culture
Easy Rider Apocalypse Now
10
Generation X
  • Born 1961-1981
  • Today age 25 to 47
  • Michael Dell
  • Michael Jordan
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Jeff Bezos
  • Jody Foster
  • Barak Obama

11
Xers
  • Values and Characteristics
  • Events, Trends, Technology That Shaped Their
    Lives
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Global thinking
  • Independence
  • Self-reliance
  • Cynical
  • Informality
  • Creativity
  • Fun
  • Feedback
  • Quality of work life
  • Diversity
  • Balance of personal professional lives
  • Late marriages/ few children
  • Largest group of immigrants
  • Lowest voting records ever
  • College as investment
  • Challenger disaster
  • Fall of Berlin Wall
  • Operation Desert Storm
  • LA riots
  • Latch-key kids
  • Failing Schools
  • Sesame Street
  • MTV
  • Internet
  • Hundreds of TV channels
  • Computer games AOL
  • Silicon Valley
  • Energy crisis
  • AIDS
  • VCRs
  • Cell phones/PDAs/TIVO

12
Gen X Value as Children Evil Child Movies
  • 1963 Evil Baby
  • 1964 Children of the Damned
  • 1968 Rosemarys Baby
  • 1973 The Exorcist
  • 1974 Its Alive!
  • 1976 Look Whats Happened to Rosemarys Baby
  • 1976 The Omen
  • 1976 Carrie
  • 1977 Exorcist II The Heretic
  • 1978 It Lives Again
  • 1978 DamienOmen II
  • 1978 Halloween
  • 1980 The Children
  • 1981 The Final Conflict
  • 1981 Halloween II
  • 1984 Firestarter
  • 1984 Children of the Corn

13
Gen X in the Work Force Delano, 2008
  • I am either a free agent or a slave.
  • Work is a means to an end, not an end in itself.
  • Higher productivity means doing more for less
    not doing everything better.
  • What counts is my performance, not my attitude.
  • No sane person trusts the organization.

14
Xers in Pop Culture
Breakfast Club Singles
15
Millennials
  • Born 1981- 2001
  • Age- 7-27 years old
  • Frankie Muniz
  • Brittany Spears
  • Elizabeth Smart
  • Jessica Lynch
  • Sarah Hughes

16
Millennials
  • Values and Characteristics
  • Events, Trends, Technology That Shaped Their
    Lives
  • Cocooning
  • Very close to families
  • Good teenagers
  • Autonomy
  • Networks- facilitated by technology
  • Communication/ Constant Contact
  • Confidence
  • Positive outlook
  • Immediate feedback/ information
  • Optimism
  • Money
  • Risk-averse
  • Socially conscious
  • Green
  • Spoiled, but hard working groups
  • College as job requirement
  • Baby on Board- protected
  • 9/11
  • Oklahoma City bombing
  • Gulf War
  • Operation Desert Storm
  • Israeli/Palestinian conflict
  • Columbine
  • NCLB
  • Downsizing of corporations
  • Dot Com crash
  • The Internet
  • DVDs
  • PDAs/IPOD/Mp3s
  • Yahoo/Google
  • Global warming

17
Serious Violent Crime America's Children Key
National Indicators of Well-Being (2007)
18
Sexual Activity America's Children Key National
Indicators of Well-Being (2007)
19
Alcohol Use America's Children Key National
Indicators of Well-Being (2007)
20
Crime in School National Center for Education
Statistics, 2007
21
Millennial Children Special Child Movies
  • Baby Boom- 1987
  • Three Men and a Baby- 1987
  • Raising Arizona- 1987
  • Big- 1988
  • Finding Nemo- 1993
  • The Lion King- 1994
  • The Sixth Sense- 1999
  • Cheaper by the Dozen- 2003
  • Finding Neverland- 2004
  • High School Musical- 2005
  • Daddy Day Care- 2006

22
Millennials in Pop Culture
High School Musical Princess Diaries
23
Interactions
  • Determining how these generations work together
  • QA time!

24
What Generation are you, by YEARS?
  • Silent
  • Boomer
  • Gen X
  • Millennial

25
What generation do you FEEL MOST LIKE?
  • Silent
  • Boomer
  • Gen X
  • Millennial

26
What generation are you LEAST LIKE?
  • Silent
  • Boomer
  • Gen X
  • Millennial

27
Generational Conflict Ballone (2007)
28
What is MOST important to you?
  • Being respected in my work
  • The feeling of personal accomplishment
  • Balance in my life between work and home
  • Integrating my life with my work Enjoying both

29
Needs of Generations Ballone (2007)

30
What is your goal for children?
  • To have high self-esteem to feel that they can
    accomplish anything
  • To be prepared with a set of strong skills they
    can use in numerous situations
  • To enjoy their lives be fulfilled and balanced
    human beings
  • To actively make the world a better place

31
At the end of K-12 education, students should be
able to
  • Have a set of skills that they can use in any
    situation
  • Have a set of knowledge that will allow them to
    make decisions
  • Be able to find information to meet the needs of
    a situation
  • Understand themselves and others

32
Haves and Have Nots Delano, 2008
  • For Boomers- GENDER was the big divide
  • For Xers, RACE was the big divide
  • For Millennials- MONEY will be the big divide

33
Millennial Characteristics and Positive and
Negative Implications
34
So… where to go now?
35
What is your view of technology?
  • Its a great tool, but its only a tool- the idea
    is the ultimate outcome
  • Its a different way of thinking that integrates
    the process and products the creator is the
    consumer
  • Its an ongoing, ever developing process that
    allows rapid change
  • Its a way of expressing yourself that links the
    world

36
Possible Responses
  • Kansas State University Response

37
ENGAGE!
38
References
  • Ballone, C. (2007). Consulting Your Clients to
    Leverage the Multi-Generational Workforce.
    Journal of Practical Counseling, 2(1), Online
    Journal. Downloaded November 28, 2007 from
    http//www.regent.edu/acad/global/publications/jpc
    /vol2iss1/ballone/ballone.htm.
  • Delano, R. (2008). Generations in the Work Place.
    Presentation in Louisville, KY April 3, 2008
  • Gaylor, D. (2002). Generational differences.
    Downloaded November 27, 2007 from
    http//www.agseminary.edu/faculty/faculty_publicat
    ions/articles/creps_generations_chart.pdf
  • Goldman K. D. Schmalz K.J. (2006). Health
    Promotion Practices, 7(2). 159-61
  • Howe, N. Strauss, W. (2007). The next 20 years
    How customer and workforce attitudes will evolve.
    Harvard Business Review, July-August, 2007,
    41-52.
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