Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Coast to Coast and "The Dumbest Generation" program last night

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
Mike 03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 08:19 PM
Original message
Coast to Coast and "The Dumbest Generation" program last night
Edited on Sun May-17-09 08:23 PM by Mike 03
"Professor of English at Emory University, Mark Bauerlein discussed why the near total immersion in the digital world has made young people less interested in the world around them, and how this jeopardizes our future. More details forthcoming."


Website(s):
dumbestgeneration.com
Book(s):
The Dumbest Generation


http://www.coasttocoastam.com/shows/2009/05/16

One irony I would point out is that the C2C summation of this program is so poorly punctualized that I had to correct what little I have reproduced here.

Are you the dumbest generation?

Are we the dumbest generation?

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 08:22 PM
Response to Original message
1. Art Bell's audience is the dumbest generation. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
islandmkl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 08:28 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. art is pretty much removed from the program..
at least art knew, and acted like, there was a lot of horseshit that would pass for entertainment...

look at cable and network TV...and you think art bell mined the depths of dumb??
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 08:28 PM
Response to Original message
2. "Punctualized"?
Maybe we are.

:rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 08:35 PM
Response to Original message
4. As an age group they voted for Obama at a higher rate than any other.
Edited on Sun May-17-09 08:35 PM by tritsofme
Maybe they should be looking at us and calling us dumb?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 08:39 PM
Response to Original message
5. Punctuated, not punctualized
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 08:44 PM
Response to Original message
6. Punctualized?
Whazzat mean, rendered punctual? Like Mussolini is rumored to have done to the trains?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 09:46 PM
Response to Original message
7. observations
I've listened to part of it and I'm not sure how much I agree. I, too, am an English professor.

I think this generation responds to good teaching. Every year I make changes to how I teach, always hoping to do a better job. This year I paid more attention to certain research paper areas, such as MLA or APA citation. I was quite satisfied with the research papers they did this year and what's more, it was encouraging to me to see they had intrinsic interest in their topics. They took great pleasure in coming up with creative ways to start their papers and in writing clever titles and subheads.

Why didn't I do it this way earlier, I asked myself.

Definitely they are glued to their electronic toys and that has to stop. Schools need to make a policy about cellphones and other gadgets in the classroom. As a teacher, I make my own policy but it would be more effective if there was a university-wide policy.

The program stated how little homework and prep they do and I would concur with that. It's shocking to me how they will come to class having done nothing whatsoever to prepare. To mitigate that, I began a points system and they did respond favorably to that.

They are cynical. They have no faith or trust in our institutions or politicians. That, to me, might be the saddest part of it all (because they're right to be cynical--not because they're cynical).


Cher
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sun Jul 13th 2014, 09:07 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC