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Debate on the Millennials Generation


Free Resource (#754) - February 19th, 2009
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The Millennials

In this debate hosted by Book TV, authors Mark Bauerlein and Neil Howe argue over what the future may hold for the newest generation of young adults. These "Millennials" as they've come to be called will inherit a world where access to information has accelerated everything, possibly to the detriment of personal development. Bauerlein offers a hard portrait of an under-educated generation numbed by digital input while Howe optimistically counters this assessment by giving examples of how kids have developed a more modulated approach to learning thanks to new technological avenues. This debate is available on streaming video through the BookTV website.

The Millennials

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