The impact of generational awareness training on teacher collaboration.
Aldridge, S. W. (2013). The impact of generational awareness training on teacher collaboration (Ed.D.). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1415460377). Retrieved from https://trevecca.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.trevecca.idm.oclc.org/docview/1415460377?accountid=29083
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A quasi-experimental study aimed at educating teacher on how to overcome generational differences that sometimes arise when educators from different generations are required to work together and collaborate professionally in a learning community is conducted. Some areas that were measured in this study are perceptions about the work environment as it relates to performance, how teachers from different generations partner together to work effectively and various learning communities. Teachers were also required to participate in generational awareness professional development training. Based on the results of the study, there is evidence that teachers who participated in the training were more inclined to partner and build lasting relationships.
Overcoming multigenerational differences is a constant reminder in all workforce. Teachers must learn to work with coworkers from all generations in order to be fully effective in today’s work environment. It will help with building a culture of collaboration and possibly trust. Training and education is vital to this process.