Who Is Training Whom? The Effect of the Millennial Generation by ProQuest


Also referred to as gen Y and nexters, they will be the largest generation in the past century, topping 80 million people and eclipsing even generation X numbers.1 The term millennial, attributed to this group by authors William Strauss and Neil Howe, was validated by a survey they conducted in 1999 of students in the Fairfax County, Virginia, school system. [...] learning institutions should of- fer classroom and out-of-class- room opportunities for student personal awareness; they must understand that the information revolution created a situation where there should be less emphasis on the accumulation of personal knowledge and more on tools necessary for informational retrieval; they should find ways to understand, nourish, and influence the peer culture; they must comprehend how students are affected by what they perceive as the normative behavior of their peers and use this information in training; and they need to model to students what is important and valued as higher learning.

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