Summary Of Emanation And Generation By Randy L. Mitchell

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Emanation and Generation is written by Randy L. Mitchell. Mitchell works at James Madison University as vice president for student success, which makes him an excellent source for discussing generation versus emanation (Mitchell, 2006). The thesis of the article was generation needed to be influenced more in higher education than emanation and higher institutions need to make sure this can be implemented. The question is: Did Mitchell provide enough supporting details for his article to justify that generation needs to be implemented in higher education? In the article, the reader learns what the difference between generation and emanation is. Generation cares about students, while emanation takes care of students (Mitchell, 2006). Emanation needs to be limited from higher education, and generation needs to be implemented. Once an individual graduates from an institution, the way…show more content…
To do so, Mitchell gave the definition of generation and emanation before going on with his article. After giving the definition, he then gave thorough examples of each. He made a miniature chart displaying characteristics of generation on one side, and then the characteristics of emanation on the other side. For example, under generation was listed caring about students and under emanation was taking care of students (29). This chart helped me grasp the differences between generation and emanation. Mitchell’s main point in his article was that generation needed to be influenced in higher education rather than emanation. He supported his point by giving three ways that teachers needed to implement the generation characteristics; programs needed to be based on good outcomes, increasing levels of learning, and encourage students to keep trying until they are able to succeed (30). These three points helped support Mitchell’s thesis on generation needing to be implemented in schools; which reeled in his

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