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ERIC Number: EJ857956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
Student Entitlement: Issues and Strategies for Confronting Entitlement in the Classroom and Beyond
Lippmann, Stephen; Bulanda, Ronald E.; Wagenaar, Theodore C.
College Teaching, v57 n4 p197-204 Fall 2009
While not representative of all students, those who demonstrate a sense of entitlement demand a great deal of instructors' time and energy. Our article places student entitlement in its social context, with specific attention to the prevalence of the consumer mentality, grade inflation, and the self-esteem of the student generation. We then outline several strategies for dealing with entitlement behavior. We suggest that greater clarity in standards and assessment, combined with specific requirements guiding teacher-student interactions and general efforts to resocialize students and faculty, will help to curb these behaviors. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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