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Generation Z Goes to College / Edition 1

Generation Z Goes to College / Edition 1

by Corey Seemiller, Meghan Grace
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Say Hello to Your Incoming Class—They're Not Millennials Anymore

Generation Z is rapidly replacing Millennials on college campuses. Those born from 1995 through 2010 have different motivations, learning styles, characteristics, skill sets, and social concerns than previous generations. Unlike Millennials, Generation Z students grew up in a recession and are under no illusions about their prospects for employment after college. While skeptical about the cost and value of higher education, they are also entrepreneurial, innovative, and independent learners concerned with effecting social change. Understanding Generation Z's mindset and goals is paramount to supporting, developing, and educating them through higher education.

Generation Z Goes to College showcases findings from an in-depth study of over 1,100 Generation Z college students from 15 vastly different U.S. higher education institutions as well as additional studies from youth, market, and education research related to this generation. Authors Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace provide interpretations, implications, and recommendations for program, process, and curriculum changes that will maximize the educational impact on Generation Z students.

Generation Z Goes to College is the first book on how this up-and-coming generation will change higher education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119143451
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/19/2016
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 80,878
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

COREY SEEMILLER is a faculty member in the department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University. She is the author of The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook from Jossey-Bass.

MEGHAN GRACE is the new member orientation director for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

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Table of Contents

About this Book ix

About the Authors xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Preface xv

Introduction xxi

CHAPTER 1:Who Is Generation Z? 1

CHAPTER 2: Beliefs and Perspectives 25

CHAPTER 3: Communication Platforms and Preferences 57

CHAPTER 4: SocialMedia Use 65

CHAPTER 5: Friends, Family, and Romance 87

CHAPTER 6: Cares and Concerns 97

CHAPTER 7: Engagement and Social Change 129

CHAPTER 8: Leadership Styles and Capacities 151

CHAPTER 9: Maximizing Learning 173

CHAPTER 10:Working with Generation Z 191

References 229

Index 267

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Rachel Quinn for Readers' Favorite Generation Z Goes to College by Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace is a non-fiction, research-based book that focuses on the newest generation and their experiences and struggles with higher education. Generation Z consists of those born between 1995 and 2010. This generation is now flooding college campuses and it’s clear that their motivations, goals, and even learning styles are vastly different from other generations. Seemiller and Grace carefully showcase the findings of a 1,100 participant in-depth study. These students from 15 colleges and universities help us find common mindsets and goals that the authors apply to members of Generation Z. Millennials seem to be the focus in all the mainstream media but Generation Z is often forgotten. I thought it was really interesting to see how the newest generation made decisions on where to go to school, how to pay for it and even what to major in. I loved how Generation Z Goes to College explained the background to the study and showcased where these students chose to go to college. I believe that doing so really helped me, as the reader, understand more of the data and almost helped me put a face behind the text. I knew each generation was unique, but this book really showcased the true difference in mindset that Generation Z is bringing to school and eventually the workplace. Everyone talks poorly about the future generation but this book has a lot of good insight that makes you proud of the future and what this generation will accomplish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone in higher education or any education setting, dealing with this generation needs to read this book