Crossing the Generational Divide

by Patricia Scallan Berl

On a daily basis, directors must confront diverse voice and views, each underscoring the distinct motivations, values, and ambitions of their teachers. One key element driving reoccurring differences among the mindsets of teachers is intergenerational conflict. On the job, these generational distinctions are becoming increasingly complex as multi-generation gaps emerge, with three or more generations defining roles and expectations, each trying for positions in a work world of shrinking upward opportunity. Experience and loyalty to an employer, once the principal factors for advancement, are quickly being replaced by merit, education, and advancing technological skills of younger workers. … Download this resource to read the rest of this story.

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