WHAT’S WRONG   WITH KIDS  THESE DAYS?
OR,TO PUT ANOTHER WAY, THIS IS THE TOPIC ABOUT...“problem children”            vs.children’s problems
dis⋅course an⋅al⋅y⋅sis [diss-kawrs ann-all-i-sis]– noun. Examining how we understand and thinkabout the world by deconstru...
facts and fictionsabout today’s youth
one of the biggest challengeschildren face is their relative     lack of social power
kids are rude         immoral         lazy & greedy         stupid         at-risk
kids are rude
“A crying baby isthe best form of birth control.” –      Carole Tabron
kids are immoral
Cheating is relatively rare inclassrooms where thelearning is genuinelyengaging and meaningful tostudents and where acommi...
only 30-35% of children trust                   celebrities            77% trust friends       86% trust parents and      ...
kids are lazy & greedy
$1,800,000
kids are stupid
things today’s kids willnever know!(!!)
kids are at-risk
why do westereotype kids?
blaming the victim:
living in aculture of fear:
idealizingthe past:
targeting kidsto absolve adults:
Kids’ Real Problems:•   Child abuse and neglect•   Lack of affordable quality child care•   Lack of access to good nutriti...
Struggles in Addressing These:•   Images of childhood as a time of    innocence•   Images of children as passive victims• ...
where can we     benefit fromcritical perspectives?
Reading for the Week:•   Pages 418-470
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)
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Everything That's Wrong With Kids These Days (Or: Reframing Children's Problems)

  1. 1. WHAT’S WRONG WITH KIDS THESE DAYS?
  2. 2. OR,TO PUT ANOTHER WAY, THIS IS THE TOPIC ABOUT...“problem children” vs.children’s problems
  3. 3. dis⋅course an⋅al⋅y⋅sis [diss-kawrs ann-all-i-sis]– noun. Examining how we understand and thinkabout the world by deconstructing the ways in whichwe talk about it.
  4. 4. facts and fictionsabout today’s youth
  5. 5. one of the biggest challengeschildren face is their relative lack of social power
  6. 6. kids are rude immoral lazy & greedy stupid at-risk
  7. 7. kids are rude
  8. 8. “A crying baby isthe best form of birth control.” – Carole Tabron
  9. 9. kids are immoral
  10. 10. Cheating is relatively rare inclassrooms where thelearning is genuinelyengaging and meaningful tostudents and where acommitment to exploringsignificant ideas hasn’t beeneclipsed by a single-mindedemphasis on “rigor.” – Alfie Kohn
  11. 11. only 30-35% of children trust celebrities 77% trust friends 86% trust parents and teachers
  12. 12. kids are lazy & greedy
  13. 13. $1,800,000
  14. 14. kids are stupid
  15. 15. things today’s kids willnever know!(!!)
  16. 16. kids are at-risk
  17. 17. why do westereotype kids?
  18. 18. blaming the victim:
  19. 19. living in aculture of fear:
  20. 20. idealizingthe past:
  21. 21. targeting kidsto absolve adults:
  22. 22. Kids’ Real Problems:• Child abuse and neglect• Lack of affordable quality child care• Lack of access to good nutrition• Lack of access to health care• Lack of access to quality education• An adult culture of work and efficiency
  23. 23. Struggles in Addressing These:• Images of childhood as a time of innocence• Images of children as passive victims• Adult role expectation of protecting the weak• Lack of adult awareness of realities of kids’ lives• Limits of child assertiveness• Limits of child empowerment
  24. 24. where can we benefit fromcritical perspectives?
  25. 25. Reading for the Week:• Pages 418-470

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