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Millennial Research: Selected Sources

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Articles on Millennials

Millennials Don't Stand a Chance: A Debate

Millennials—the generation of young people coming of age in the early 21st century—have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right? Is this generation, which has grown up with revolutionary technology and entered adulthood in a time of recession, uniquely coddled, narcissistic, and lazy? Or have we let conventional wisdom blind us to their openness to change and innovation, and optimism in the face of uncertainty, which, in any generation, are qualities to be admired? Rethink your point of view with this Intelligence Squared U.S. Oxford-style debate. (96 minutes) 

E-learning in Education

The revolution in information and communication technology and its eager adoption by the Millennials has created significant teaching opportunities—and challenges—for instructors. This program aims both to inform and to inspire educators as it encourages them to make e-learning an integral part of the instructional mix. The evolution of youth communications in the 21st century; implications of multi-literacy, such as technology-enhanced lateral thinking; the educational potentials of computers, cell phones, and mp3 players both in and out of the classroom; and approaches to creating a top-down, school-wide culture of collaboration and learning are discussed. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. (21 minutes)

Moyers & Company: Economic Malpractice and the Millennials

There are 80-plus million Americans today who were born roughly between 1978 and 2000, and they’re getting hit hard by economic circumstances created over the past 30 years by The One Percent. How has this affected their outlook? And how does it impact Barack Obama’s future? In this episode of Moyers & Company, Bill Moyers talks with a millennial who has dedicated herself to tackling the economic inequality that is destroying opportunity for her generation. At 31, Heather McGhee directs the Washington office of Demos, a research and advocacy group that fights for financial reforms and consumer protection. Moyers also hosts conservative economist Bruce Bartlett, who worked on domestic policy for the Reagan White House, and who now argues that right-wing tax policies are destroying the country’s economic foundation. Broadcast date: February 10, 2012. (57 minutes)