GENERATIONS Above: "Generations" by George R. Anthonisen. Photograph by John Hoenstine.
Strauss and Howe 4 repeating generational types: Idealist Reactive Civic Adaptive
4 repeating generational types in 4 repeating types of eras High-Awakening-Unraveling-Crisis
Recent types and eras Most recent examples Generation Born during Type of Era Idealist 1943– 1960 Baby Boomers High Superpower America Reactive 1961– 1981 13 th Gen/ Gen X Awakening Consciousness Revolution Civic 1982– 2000 Millennials/ Gen Y Unraveling Culture Wars Adaptive 2001– 2011 New Silent Gen/ Gen Z Crisis Terrorism Recession
The types who lead from each generation Generation Came of age during Leaders Baby Boomers Awakening Cerebral, principled, human sacrifice, wagers of righteous wars. Reactive 13 th Gen/ Gen X Unraveling Cunning, realists, warriors meet problems one-on-one. Millennials Crisis vigorous and rational institution-builders, aggressive advocates of technological progress, economic prosperity, social harmony, and public optimism. Adaptive New Silent Gen High advocates of fairness and the politics of inclusion, irrepressible in the wake of failure. Idealist Civic
The types through the eras AKA Born during Young adult midlife Old Age Idealist Prophet High Awakening Unraveling Crisis Reactive Nomad Awakening Unraveling Crisis High Civic Hero Unraveling Crisis High Awakening Adaptive Artist Crisis High Awakening Unraveling
Strauss and Howe 7 key traits of Millennials Special Sheltered Confident Team-oriented Achieving Pressured Conventional
Wilson & Gerber 4 Pedagogical adaptations Enhanced clarity of both course structure and assignments Student participation in course design Pre-planned measures to reduce stress Rigorous attention to the ethics of learning.