Changing the Game for Generation Alpha - by Valora Washington (Paperback)
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"About the Book Valora Washington invites readers to consider the new challenges and opportunities of raising Generation Alpha and offers support to families and early childhood educators to advocate for young children. Book Synopsis ""Generation Alpha"" applies to children born between 2011 and 2025. They will be raised in smaller and constantly evolving families, digital natives, more tech-savvy than previous generations, globally-connected, diverse, and will live and interact with many more generations. Because of these differences, the next generation and the nation is transforming in ways that adults have never experienced before. Valora Washington invites you to consider how to advocate for and influence the trajectories of this next generation. Raising Generation Alpha Kids looks at how this generation of young children presents new opportunities and challenges, and supports and informs the two principal groups of adults in children's lives--their families and early childhood educators. Review Quotes ""Valora Washington has identified six powerful, transformative megatrends that have the potential to reshape and refocus the way in which we think and talk about early childhood education, as well as race, gender, and class. She writes that it is a book of hope and activism and that is true, it is also a book about leadership, raw courage, and truth to power."" --Maurice Sykes, author of Doing the Right Thing for Children: Eight Qualities of Leadership ""Respected and well-recognized disruptive innovator Dr. Valora Washington offers a guide through the chaos, challenging readers to choose hope with action. Standing at a threshold when 'we know more than we do ', Dr. Washington identifies transformative ways forward that are hiding in plain sight."" --Kitt Cox, co-founder and coordinator, North Shore Postpartum Help ""In Changing the Game for Generation Alpha , Valora Washington sets forth a challenge. Will we be bold enough to dare to intentionally choose a game-changing social system anchored in equity and led by a mobilized citizenry? Will we cherish the changed demographic of the country, thus embracing ALL children, their empowered families, and the potential of government policies based on caring for each other? Washington offers several perspective-altering keys to success. If we start now, there is hope!"" --Jerlean Daniel, PhD, early childhood education consultant ""A timely book that invites us to consider in positive terms how a transformed world is possible. Framing her case using current trends and data, Dr. Washington builds a foundation of optimism and possibilities. While many challenges remain, she is a firm believer in that next generation--the Alphas--who have the rigor, skills, and hope to make a better world for all."" --Luis A. Hernandez, early childhood education specialist, and co-author of Learning from Bumps in the Road About the Author With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Valora Washington, former CEO of the Council for Professional Recognition, is a top authority in early care and education. She has conceptualized, led, facilitated, and executed significant change initiatives. Spanning higher education; local, state, and federal government; organizational development; research; and advocacy, her efforts have led to strategic changes for policy, programs, and practice in philanthropy, national organizations, and local initiatives."



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