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Educating the Net Generation How to Engage Students in the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 1595800239

ISBN-13: 9781595800237

Edition: 2nd 2007

Authors: Bob Pletka

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Description:

In examining the unique characteristics of the Net Generation, this book addresses the national problem of escalating high-school dropout rates and student disengagement and offers solutions as to how to best involve students of the millennial generation. Besides contrasting this generation’s educational needs and expectations to those of their Gen-X parents and Baby Boomer grandparents, the narrative examines why many students resist participating in formalized education in schools and drop out. Subsequent chapters featuring student interviews and photographs synthesize the perspectives of current high schoolers as to their experiences, beliefs, and thoughts on learning while a parallel set of parent interviews, surveys, and photographs reveal what factors parents feel are important in their child’s education and how they would like to see schools engage their children in learning. Recommendations for changes in school policy and financial investment critical to turning the situation around are also included, along with an inventory/checklist for parents, teachers, and school administrators to determine if their individual school environment has what it takes to keep students motivated and engaged.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
Publication date: 7/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Introduction: The Role of Information and Communication Technology in our Children's Lives
The Emerging Net Generation
Obsolescence and Mediocre Schools
Student Voices
My So-Called Digital Life
What Parents Want from their Children's Schools
What Schools can Learn from Starbucks, Scrapbooking, and Deep-Sea Fishing
Solutions to the Problem of Student Dropout and Disengagement
Afterword
Inventory for Parents
Inventory for Teachers
Educational Resources
Selected References
Photo Credits