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Arthur Levine takes a scholarly look at today’s college students.
Decribing the new generation:
"They’re much more pragmatic. They say their primary reason for going to college is to get training and skills that will lead to a job, and let them make money"
"There’s been a real shift in race relations. "
"this generation is very optimistic about their personal futures but almost equally pessimistic about the future of the country."
"They got awards and applause for everything "
"This generation is not very good at face-to-face relationships"
"These are kids who come with real digital skills, who are interested in global issues and who deal with diversity better than any generation before them. "
(Nothing much new here.."real digital skills"..maybe real digital skills for what they use digital for, but not for anything else..somebody seems to be drinking the "digital native" kool aid)
A new report released by the ESRC puts doubt in the theory.
“Our research shows that the argument that there is a generational break between today’s generation of young people who are immersed in new technologies and older generations who are less familiar with technology is flawed.
The diverse ways that young people use technology today shows the argument is too simplistic and that a new single generation, often called the ‘net generation’, with high skill levels in technology does not exist.”