Rochester Hills, MI (PressExposure) August 09, 2007 -- The academic world is facing two significant cultural challenges throughout the world.
First, populations are spreading out. New religious, racial, and ethnic cultures are emerging in communities at an unprecedented degree. Primary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions of learning see the communities they serve, once were ethnically pure, becoming increasingly diverse.
At the same time, older generations are re-entering school. We are now experiencing members of the Baby Boomer generation returning to colleges and universities to secure bachelor, master, and doctorate degrees or enrolling in continuing education and certificate programs. The result is a challenge for educators whom are now faced with up to four different generations, each with their own distinct views on technology, team projects, and authority. Add to this widely different attention spans and general cognitive learning styles, and it is clear that educators must have a strong sense of generational cultures.
To assist educators in meeting the changing face of the academic world, MBC Global is introducing new services for educators.
"Generations in the Classroom - Educating Builders, Boomers, Xs, and Ys Without Losing Your Zs" shows how to connect with students from multiple generations - and to get them to connect to each other.
"Diversity on Campus" equips faculty, staff, administrators, and volunteers to the emerging cultures within your student body.
MBC Global's educator workshops are offered in traditional settings or online, scheduled to meet the needs of the teaching institution. More information is available at the organization's website, mbcglobal.org or by calling 248-802-6138.