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ERIC Number: ED035923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov-12
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
Communicating With Youth.
Maloney, Joseph F.
Our main difficulty in bridging the generation gap and establishing and maintaining effective communication with youth is our failure to recognize that the accelerated pace of change has resulted in young people being members of a culture substantially different from our own. The effective means for the total control of the environment is now available. The generation gap is due to this success. However, while technical development is greatly advanced, moral development is retarded. A guilt has developed in the younger generation because they feel morally compelled to achieve social justice. Young people have not developed and cannot develop effective solutions for our social problems. But they are poetical, and they do have sharp insight into certain truths which most of us cannot or will not see. The young understand the older generation and tune them out and reject them as being out-of-tune with reality. The way to communicate with the young is to stay young and alive, to be loving, and to be willing to let the young share in a more vigorous leadership and drive towards achieving more humane and mutually respectful human relations and more effective social justice. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Public Health Association, Inc., New York, NY.; Louisville Univ., KY. Urban Studies Center.
Note: Paper presented American Public Health Association Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 12, 1969