The Millennial Adolescent

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Teachers play a pivotal role in the lives of adolescents. They are given the responsibility to education young people to live as active, informed and engaged members of society. In aspiring to this vision, teachers are mentors and role models; collaborators and guides; disciplinarians and managers; assessors and designers. The Millennial Adolescent offers contemporary, stimulating and relevant insights to those currently teaching, as well as those preparing to become teachers of adolescents. It contains well-known frameworks for developing understandings about adolescents, blended and contrasted with a contemporary socio-cultural construction of adolescence, set in our particular time, era and society. This book reflects the uniqueness of Australian contexts, while connecting with international trends and global patterns. Using generational theory, The Millennial Adolescent investigates the characteristics of Generation Y, or the Millennial Generation, who are described in a range of ways -- digital natives, team oriented, confident, multi-taskers, high achievers, and a generation unlike any other. Students' own voices, taken from interviews, along with case studies and scenarios are employed to add authenticity to the text. Each chapter includes key points and further thinking activities.