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Gen Y Goes to College: Perceptions of High School Students and the Graduate Students They Mentored
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, Arizona State University, United States ; , Peoria Unified School District, United States ; , , , , Cactus High School, Peoria Unified School District, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper describes the perceptions and attitudes of high school students and the graduate students they assisted during a university multimedia class. Gen Y focuses on today's youth, enabling them to become contributing partners - and often leaders - in bringing technology into classrooms and communities. This project encouraged authentic participation of high school students as collaborative partners with graduate students who were also practicing teachers. Major objectives of this K-12 - university partnership were to break down traditional educational borders and to provide collaborative learning experiences between high school students and university graduate students. Since the high school students were more knowledgeable about the course content than the graduate students, this research focused on reverse mentoring. Using surveys and focus groups, we discovered how high school (Gen Y) students and the graduate students they mentored felt about this reverse mentoring model.

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Christie, A., Naish, V., Kelter, J., Wycoff, J., Pearman, C. & Gender, J. (2005). Gen Y Goes to College: Perceptions of High School Students and the Graduate Students They Mentored. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1905-1909). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 21, 2019 from .

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