Educating Millennials Born Between 1980 and 1994: The Chief Problems in Teaching This Age Group

Author: Girtz, Suzann
Year:2013
Pages:252
ISBN:0-7734-4532-3
978-0-7734-4532-1
Price:199.95
This conceptual and practical blue-print was designed for formal and informal leaders in the secondary education system to help transform the secondary schoolhouse into a true culture for learning. The book shares the stories of educators who have approached the transforming of systems and structures to support teaching and learning and the lessons learned. The reader will be encouraged that real educational reform is possible.

Reviews

"A refreshing qualitative study addressing the complex issues of educational transformation and reform.”
-Prof. James J. Van Patten
University of Texas

“This is a must-read for all formal and informal leaders in the secondary educational system.”
-Dr. Chuck Salina
Turn Around Principal
Sunnyside High School

Table of Contents

Abstract
Foreword by Chuck Salina
Preface
Acknowledgements
CHAPTER 1
Complexity and Change
Background
The Millennials and Their Context
CHAPTER 2
Patterns in American Education
Horace Mann and John Dewey
The High School Movement
Current State of Education
Current State of Students – The Millennials
CHAPTER 3
Chaos and Complexity
Complexity
Complexity as a Metaphor
Initial Conditions and Attractor States in Education
Changing Thinking
Implications of Complexity on Leadership
Summary
CHAPTER 4 Millennial Learners
Architecture
Student Grouping
Instructional Design
Technology
Scheduling
CHAPTER 5
Future Needs
Attractors
Leadership and Complexity
Equity and Access
Innovation
Use of Space
Programs and policy
Partnerships
Student Grouping
Scheduling
Instructional Design
CHAPTER 6
Implications
References
Index