Millennials Rising

The Next Great Generation
Author: Neil Howe,William Strauss
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307557944
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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By the authors of the bestselling 13th Gen, an incisive, in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982. In this remarkable account, certain to stir the interest of educators, counselors, parents, and people in all types of business as well as young people themselves, Neil Howe and William Strauss provide the definitive analysis of a powerful generation: the Millennials. Having looked at oceans of data, taken their own polls, talked to hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers, and reflected on the rhythms of history, Howe and Strauss explain how Millennials have turned out to be so dramatically different from Xers and boomers. Millennials Rising provides a fascinating narrative of America's next great generation.

Generation X

Geschichten für eine immer schneller werdende Kultur. Roman
Author: Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841216145
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Die Bibel der Heutezeit. Willst du ein Haus oder ein Leben? Andy, Dag und Claire teilen die Sehnsüchte ihrer Eltern, der Babyboomer, nicht. Sicherheit ist ihnen egal. Denn das heraufdämmernde neue Jahrtausend verspricht nichts als Katastrophen. Überschuldung, Überbevölkerung, Klimaerwärmung, Komsumterror - vor diesem Hintergrund zählt nur noch eins: Frei zu sein und zu genießen. Die drei beschließen, sich loszusagen, auf Karriere und Kaufkraft zu verzichten, um sich ins Rentneridyll Palm Springs zurückzuziehen, Gin Tonic zu trinken, Geschichten zu erzählen und auf den Sonnenaufgang zu warten. Als „Generation X“ 1991 in den Vereinigten Staaten erschien, waren Leute wie Andy, Dag und Claire, ihre Haltung, die lässige Unverbindlichkeit, Patchworkkleidung, ihre Trink- und Schlafgewohnheiten noch Fiktion. Inzwischen gehören ihre Wiedergänger zum täglichen Straßenbild der Städte weltweit. Millennials und Xennials, Emos, Hipster, die Generation Y und Z. Ihr Denken und Fühlen zu verstehen, wäre ohne „Generation X“ nicht möglich.

Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation

Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation
Author: Nadine Dolby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136345922
Category: Education
Page: 166
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Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation builds on the legacy of social justice multicultural education, while recognizing the considerable challenges of reaching today’s college students. By drawing on breakthrough research in two fields – neuroscience and animal studies – Nadine Dolby argues that empathy is an underlying element of all living beings. Dolby shows how this commonality can provide a scaffolding for building an exciting new approach to developing multicultural and global consciousness, one that has the potential to transform how our students see and relate to the world around them. This book features classroom vignettes and reflections, discussion of research with pre-service teachers on the concept of empathy, and pedagogical suggestions for fostering the new empathy in students. Incorporating discussions of animal emotions, sustainability, and our responsibilities to all living creatures and the planet, Dolby challenges multicultural educators to rethink both curriculum and pedagogy and to begin new and bolder conversations about how empathy for humans, animals, and the planet must be part of a new approach to teaching.

The Millennial Generation and National Defense

Attitudes of Future Military and Civilian Leaders
Author: Morten G. Ender,David E. Rohall,Michael D. Matthews
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137392320
Category: Political Science
Page: 158
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This study captures the attitudes and values of the youth generation of college students in the USA toward the military, war, national defence, and foreign policy matters. Providing a unique insight into civilian and military Millenials, the authors explore the impact of 9/11 and the level of tolerance within the military.

Dreaming of Eden

American Religion and Politics in a Wired World
Author: S. Thistlethwaite
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230113478
Category: Religion
Page: 228
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In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were tempted to take a bite out of an apple that promised them the "knowledge of good and evil." Today, a shiny apple with a bite out of it is the symbol of Apple Computers. The age of the Internet has speeded up human knowledge, and it also provides even more temptation to know more than may be good for us. Americans have been right at the forefront of the digital revolution, and we have felt its unsettling effects in both our religions and our politics. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite argues that we long to return to the innocence of the Garden of Eden and not be faced with countless digital choices. But returning to the innocence of Eden is dangerous in this modern age and, instead, we can become wiser about the wired world.

Civic Life in the Information Age

Politics, Technology, and Generation X
Author: Stefanie Sanford
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 113732581X
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Defyingthe general belief that American citizenship is in decline, Sanford claims that Generation X is actually taking positions of civic leadership and authority as Baby Boomers retire. By exploring the traditional instrument of social capital, civic culture and political science,she attempts to make us understand more appropriately this maligned generation.

Kindheit soziologisch

Author: Heinz Hengst,Helga Zeiher
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322810046
Category: Social Science
Page: 269
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Das Buch gibt einen Überblick über die jüngste Entwicklung der Kindheitssoziologie. Es führt ein in die Konzepte der neueren soziologischen Kindheitsforschung, diskutiert die gesellschaftliche Positionierung von Kindern und den gegenwärtigen Wandel von Kindheit. Repräsentanten der neuen Forschungsrichtungen aus Dänemark, Finnland, Großbritannien, Italien, den Niederlanden, Norwegen, Österreich und der Bundesrepublik stellen exemplarisch sozialstrukturelle, kulturanalytische und konstruktivistische Perspektiven der Kindheitsforschung vor. In allen Beiträgen wird Kindheit als Ausdruck eines konkret-gesellschaftlichen Generationenverhältnisses diskutiert. Das Themenspektrum reicht von der generationalen Arbeitsteilung über den Mediengebrauch und die alltägliche Lebensführung, Peer- und Familienbeziehungen bis zur Neuorganisation von Lernformen.

Handing on the Faith

Author: Sutton, Matthew,Portier, William
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 160833452X
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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Annual Volume #59 of the College Theology Society, this book of collected essays will explore the theme of how theology and catechesis interact. Is theology “handing on the faith,” or is the vocation of the theologian something more/different? What are the challenges and convergences for theology and catechesis in the classroom?

Consisting of fifteen essays originally delivered as papers at the College Theology Society annual meeting in Omaha, NE in May 2013, this book will offer the reflections and analyses of teachers across a broad spectrum of experience, background, and personal convictions vis-à-vis the importance of catechesis in the college classroom.

Generational Shockwaves and the Implications for Higher Education

Author: Donald E. Heller,Madeleine d'Ambrosio
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1848445040
Category: Education
Page: 224
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This is a fascinating book. Higher Education Review The Baby Boom generation did much to drive the transformation of American higher education that occurred in the 1960s. That extraordinary impact has invited many to think about how succeeding generations have challenged and will continue to challenge the assumptions and practices of educational institutions. This volume explores the significance of this generational perspective through observations from a variety of practitioners and observers of higher education. With stances ranging from unbridled enthusiasm to measured skepticism about the significance of generational change, these authors are sure to provide new insights to any thoughtful reader. Michael S. McPherson, President, The Spencer Foundation, US Our industry is extremely people intensive, so that understanding generational differences may be more important for us than for other industries. This book carefully portrays these generational differences and explores their implications for higher education. Catharine Bond Hill, President, Vassar College, US Generational Shockwaves is a must read for all of us in higher education who spend so much of our time working to enhance the educational and social success of our students as well as the scholarly and teaching success of our faculty. After reviewing this volume, no one can continue to support what too many in higher education still practice a one size fits all approach to the challenges we confront. Herman A. Berliner, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hofstra University, US This volume offers a sort of cultural seismography of higher education in the early 21st century. This is the most comprehensive and thoughtful treatment I have seen of an inexorable and tectonic trend that will challenge the status quo in profound and unprecedented ways. David W. Leslie, Chancellor Professor of Education Emeritus, The College of William & Mary, US This volume, part of the TIAA-CREF Institute Series on Higher Education, is based on a national conference convened by the Institute in November 2007. The generational issues that were the focus of the conference raise both risks and opportunities with the potential to profoundly affect our cultural environment, both inside and outside academe. Baby Boomers, in their roles as students, parents, professors and administrators, transformed the American higher education system. As Boomers near retirement, Generation X and the Millennials are building on those contributions and making their own impacts. This volume sheds light on a current front-burner issue in higher education: managing the melding of generations, each with its unique needs and approaches to teaching and learning. The result of discussions among presidents, provosts, and other senior-level leaders from the higher education community, as well as the scholarship of leading academics, this lucid and engaging volume addresses intergenerational shifts and their wide-ranging implications for higher education including relevant risks and opportunities for consideration by campus leaders. The type of institution represented in these discussions ranges from small teaching-focused institutions to community colleges and large comprehensive research institutions. The authors offer senior leadership a deeper understanding of these generational challenges and opportunities and provide them with new and actionable information to enhance decision-making and inform strategic planning. They offer scholars new research questions to examine and provide insights to enhance effective reporting on higher education issues. Higher education presidents, chancellors, provosts, CFOs, faculty, researchers and policymakers will find this volume to be of significant value.

As You Go

Creating a Missional Culture of Gospel-Centered Students
Author: Alvin Reid
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1612914780
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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Today’s students long for a rich, meaningful faith. They want something more than a moral code and therapeutic worship that leaves them unsatisfied and uninspired. Speaker, author, and evangelism professor Alvin L. Reid reveals a key to capturing students’ hearts for life: a missional youth ministry. Through practical teaching and powerful application tools, discover how giving teens a grander purpose and vision and encouraging them to see all of life as a mission field transforms their faith, their lives, and the world.

Innovative Business School Teaching

Engaging the Millennial Generation
Author: Elaine Doyle,Patrick Buckley,Conor Carroll
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136287892
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 226
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Innovative Business School Teaching showcases the latest pedagogic innovations that actively engage the millennial generation in learning within the business domain. In the context of the contemporary macro issues facing higher education, this book presents the latest teaching practices and tools used in higher education business teaching, clearly illustrating the practical ways in which business teachers can confront current pedagogic challenges. All of the contributors to this edited book have outstanding track records in teaching, having won national and international awards for teaching excellence, as well as publishing widely on pedagogy. Best practice teaching from multiple jurisdictions across a broad spectrum of business schools is represented. Each contributor shares their innovative teaching tools and techniques in a manner that emphasises how these tools can be adapted to other contexts, thus providing readers with an invaluable teaching resource.

Lost in Transition

The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood
Author: Christian Smith,Kari Christoffersen,Hilary Davidson,Patricia Snell Herzog
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911525
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
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Life for emerging adults is vastly different today than it was for their counterparts even a generation ago. Young people are waiting longer to marry, to have children, and to choose a career direction. As a result, they enjoy more freedom, opportunities, and personal growth than ever before. But the transition to adulthood is also more complex, disjointed, and confusing. In Lost in Transition, Christian Smith and his collaborators draw on 230 in-depth interviews with a broad cross-section of emerging adults (ages 18-23) to investigate the difficulties young people face today, the underlying causes of those difficulties, and the consequences both for individuals and for American society as a whole. Rampant consumer capitalism, ongoing failures in education, hyper-individualism, postmodernist moral relativism, and other aspects of American culture are all contributing to the chaotic terrain that emerging adults must cross. Smith identifies five major problems facing very many young people today: confused moral reasoning, routine intoxication, materialistic life goals, regrettable sexual experiences, and disengagement from civic and political life. The trouble does not lie only with the emerging adults or their poor individual decisions but has much deeper roots in mainstream American culture--a culture which emerging adults have largely inherited rather than created. Older adults, Smith argues, must recognize that much of the responsibility for the pain and confusion young people face lies with them. Rejecting both sky-is-falling alarmism on the one hand and complacent disregard on the other, Smith suggests the need for what he calls "realistic concern"--and a reconsideration of our cultural priorities and practices--that will help emerging adults more skillfully engage unique challenges they face. Even-handed, engagingly written, and based on comprehensive research, Lost in Transition brings much needed attention to the darker side of the transition to adulthood.

Dealing with X, Y, Zs

How to Manage the New Generations in the Workplace
Author: James W. Walker,Linda H. Lewis
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780131378056
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 12
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This Element is an excerpt from Work Wanted: Protect Your Retirement Plans in Uncertain Times (ISBN: 9780132354646) by James W. Walker and Linda H. Lewis. Available in print and digital formats. Surprising and important new insights into managing Gen X, Gen Y, and Gen Z. Be attuned to the newer generations’ needs, desires, and styles just as savvy employers have responded to yours. The Institute of the Future surveyed Gen X and Y individuals...three-quarters said job mobility was extremely important. Of greater significance: their desire for mobility within organizations, helping debunk the notion that they’re short-termers. Yers can make longer-term commitments when afforded opportunities....

Family Legacy and Leadership

Preserving True Family Wealth in Challenging Times
Author: Mark Daniell,Sara Hamilton
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9780470827086
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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Hamilton and Daniell have creatively taught us how to weave together the threads of lineage that create family legacy. They have also clarified the vision of what family leaders look like who are the master weavers of such threads. This all leads toward teaching us how to create and guide our families, and those we serve, to seven and more generations of successful, generative and flourishing lives as individuals and as family. We owe their work a deep debt of gratitude and a bow of appreciation. James (Jay) E. Hughes, Jr. Author, Family: The Compact Among Generations Mark Daniell and Sara Hamilton have written a book that will become a real reference for families wishing to establish a long-term strategy for building an enduring legacy for generations. It contains a wealth of ideas, strategy prescriptions, case histories, and anecdotes that will give the family leader and members of the “tribe” a true guide to building a system that will endure the test of time. I recommend it to families in Asia and beyond. Dr. Victor K. Fung Chairman, Li & Fung Group This is a superb book––unique and full of examples––on the vision of legacy and the role of family leadership. It is also a comprehensive guide to risk management with a special spirit for wise risk-taking. Daniell and Hamilton draw on the unique experience of the Family Office Exchange and its many hundreds of members and scores of studies to define the role of family leadership more fully and inspiringly than ever. This book makes the challenges vivid and the path clear for successful families to preserve both their wealth and their purpose. John L. Ward Principal, The Family Business Consulting Group Family Legacy and Leadership is an innovative, useful blend of theory and practice; and of the hard and soft issues that families face. It offers ideas, insights, and tools that will help families of all types find their path through change. Melissa A. Berman President & CEO, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Called and Chosen

Toward a Spirituality for Lay Leaders
Author: Seton Hall University,Regina Bechtle
Publisher: Sheed & Ward
ISBN: 1461674689
Category: Religion
Page: 216
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Offer Them Life

A Life-Based Evangelistic Vision
Author: Dan W. Dunn
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621897796
Category: Religion
Page: 168
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In this book Dan Dunn proposes that the biblical theme of life is extremely important and thus provides a helpful foundation for the theory and practice of evangelism. He makes a strong case for Christ-followers to embrace a life-based evangelistic vision as a way to help non-believers choose the full and vibrant life that God intends for them in Jesus. While making this strong case, he also urges readers to avoid casting aside other evangelistic visions (such as those based on discipleship, the kingdom, forgiveness, atonement, etc.). Instead, he invites us to add a life-based evangelistic vision to the possibilities available to us for helping people choose to follow Jesus and thus experience the life He makes possible for them.

The Fourth Revolution

How the Infosphere is Reshaping Human Reality
Author: Luciano Floridi
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191667706
Category: Science
Page: 256
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Who are we, and how do we relate to each other? Luciano Floridi, one of the leading figures in contemporary philosophy, argues that the explosive developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is changing the answer to these fundamental human questions. As the boundaries between life online and offline break down, and we become seamlessly connected to each other and surrounded by smart, responsive objects, we are all becoming integrated into an "infosphere". Personas we adopt in social media, for example, feed into our 'real' lives so that we begin to live, as Floridi puts in, "onlife". Following those led by Copernicus, Darwin, and Freud, this metaphysical shift represents nothing less than a fourth revolution. "Onlife" defines more and more of our daily activity - the way we shop, work, learn, care for our health, entertain ourselves, conduct our relationships; the way we interact with the worlds of law, finance, and politics; even the way we conduct war. In every department of life, ICTs have become environmental forces which are creating and transforming our realities. How can we ensure that we shall reap their benefits? What are the implicit risks? Are our technologies going to enable and empower us, or constrain us? Floridi argues that we must expand our ecological and ethical approach to cover both natural and man-made realities, putting the 'e' in an environmentalism that can deal successfully with the new challenges posed by our digital technologies and information society.

College Sense

What College and High School Advisors Don't Tell You about College
Author: Tawan Perry
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595475094
Category: Education
Page: 152
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Making sense of higher education can confound the most stellar of students. Your college education isn't just about gaining knowledge but is an experience unlike any other you'll have in life. Navigating the college environment is about learning the language-if you know how the system works, you can understand and prepare for the complexities that college presents.College Sense gives you just that: an insider's view of our educational culture, what to expect, and ways to react to various situations. This guide is packed with more than a hundred tips and secrets to help you make smarter decisions before, during, and after college. It's an easy-to-read, intelligent, and practical guide. Read it cover to cover, browse from topic to topic, or flip directly to answers you need most.It explores a myriad of essential topics such as how to reduce and eliminate debt, the questions that you should ask during your campus visit, and how to get the most of your college experience. It's the only book you'll ever need to help you prepare for all those things that your advisors didn't tell you about college. Page for page, College Sense gives you overdue advice for your college experience.

Keine Götter mehr

das Ende der Erziehung
Author: Neil Postman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783827001702
Page: 247
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Der amerikanische Medienexperte und Kulturkritiker beklagt eine Verflachung der öffentlichen Erziehung und versucht eine Antwort auf die Frage: Wozu sind Schulen da?

New Frontiers for Youth Development in the Twenty-First Century

Revitalizing and Broadening Youth Development
Author: Melvin Delgado
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231504632
Category: Social Science
Page: 375
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Practical guide and theoretical manifesto, New Frontiers for Youth Development is a vital roadmap to the problems and prospects of youth development programs today and in the future. In response to an unprecedented array of challenges, policy makers and care providers in the field of youth dvevelopment have begun to expand the field both practically and conceptually. This expansion has thus far outstripped comprehensive analysis of the issues it raises, among them the important matter of establishing common standards of legitimacy and competence for practitioners. New Frontiers for Youth Development is an overview of the field designed to foster a better understanding of the multifaceted aspects and inherent tensions of youth development. Melvin Delgado outlines the broad social forces that affect youth, particularly at-risk or marginalized youth, and the programs designed to address their needs. He stresses the importance of a contextualized approach that avoids rigid standardization and is attuned to the many factors that shape a child's development: cognitive, emotional, physical, moral, social, and spiritual. The key characteristic of youth development in the twenty-first century, Delgado suggests, is the participation of young people as practitioners themselves. Youth must be seen as assets as well as clients, incorporated into the educational process in ways that build character, maturity, and self-confidence.