Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The class of 2013: this year’s Beloit survey

From Liberal Education Today:

The class of 2013: this year’s Beloit survey: "

A popular undergraduate worldview survey from a liberal arts campus has released its latest edition.  The Mindset for the Class of 2013 from Beloit College sketches out various details of the historical landscape for eighteen-year-olds.   Some excerpts relating to education and technology:

They have never used a card catalog to find a book.

Text has always been hyper.

They have never understood the meaning of R.S.V.P.

American students have always lived anxiously with high-stakes educational testing

Cable television systems have always offered telephone service and vice versa.

They have always been able to read books on an electronic screen.

Women have always outnumbered men in college.

We have always watched wars, coups, and police arrests unfold on television in real time.

Amateur radio operators have never needed to know Morse code

(via Melanie Hoag via Twitter)


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