Understanding the differences in student culture

Elaine Thomas

Friday, 11 January 2019

Over the last 3 decades, teachers across the UK have seen the development of a unique urban youth culture, that has changed the landscape of the ‘school experience’. As such, schools are doing their best to adapt; ensuring their service is fit for purpose.

With schools and youth services creating fantastic opportunities for young people, ‘Generation Z’ is the most heard, most served and most expressive youth of all generations yet. (Of course, benefiting from the opportunities created for and by Generation Y – the largest generation ever recorded).

As we compare our personal schooling experience with current schoolers, we also (often by force) understand that today’s youth culture is fluid, forever changing from one age group to the next.

Education past present future

This fluidity also reflects a young person’s life and their journey from adolescence to adulthood...


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Elaine Thomas
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