ERIC Number: ED495326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb-16
Generations at School: Building an Age-Friendly Learning Community
Lovely, Suzette; Buffum, Austin G.; Barth, Roland S.
Today's workforce comprises distinct generational cohorts-Veterans, Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers, and Millennials. "Generations at School" provides educators with the knowledge and tools to create and sustain true collaboration, teamwork, and consensus. Suzette Lovely and Austin G. Buffum introduce the traits and tipping points of these diverse age groups, while providing: (1) Case studies and workplace alternatives for the hiring and retention of high-quality employees as well as practices for orientation, mentoring, and boosting schoolwide communication; (2) Guidelines for examining the generational footprint of an entire district, department, or school site; and (3) Easy-to-apply strategies to promote cross-generational collaboration, performance, and harmony. When sound communication emerges and differences are understood, school districts can create communities that appreciate the uniqueness of each member and value the rich contributions from a multigenerational staff. This book begins with a Foreword by (Roland S. Barth), Preface: The Demographic Divide, Acknowledgments, about the Authors and contains Seven sections. Each heading ends with Conclusions. Section (1) The Generations at Work in Schools; (2) New Rules for the Sandbox; (3) Cross Age Connections in a Learning Community; (4) Recruitment Renaissance: Give It to 'Em Their Way; (5) Creating Synergy in the Schoolhouse; (6) Here Come the Millennials, Ready or Not! and (7) Meet the Parents. A list of Resources and References are included.
Descriptors: Cooperation, Baby Boomers, Labor Force, Employee Attitudes, Work Attitudes, School Districts, Mentors, Case Studies, Cohort Analysis, Age Differences, Teacher Collaboration, Teamwork, Personnel Selection, Labor Turnover, Job Performance, Organizational Communication
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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