About Gayle

Bio

Degrees
* BA, UC Berkley
* Teaching credential, UCB
* MA, UCLA
* MA, UCSB
* Ph.D., UCSB

Teaching
* LA City Schools, history teacher
* CSU, Chico, Professor of Women's Studies and Sociology, Professor Emerita

Books
* 50/50 Parenting (Lexington Books)
* 50/50 Marriage (Beacon Press)
* Ed. Everything You Need to Know to Succeed After College (Equality Press)
• Ed. Women's Culture (Scarecrow Press)
• Ed. Women’s Culture in a New Era (Scarecrow Press)
• The Religious Ideas of Harriet Beecher Stowe. (Edwin Mellen Press)
* Essential Energy Tools (Book, 2 CDs, and 3 videos) (Equality Press)
* 21st Century Families: Blueprints for Family-Friendly Workplaces, Schools
and Governments. (Equality Press)
* How to Create Your Ideal Workplace (Equality Press)
* The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide (Equality Press)
*Ed. Everything You Need to Know to Succeed After College (Equality Press)
* How to Survive Your Parents' Divorce: Kids’ Advice to Kids (Equality Press)

I'm passionate about

Global youth activism

Talk to me about

Global youth viewpoints

Comments & conversations

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Gayle Kimball
Posted over 1 year ago
How are teens today different from their parents' generation? How will they change the way we do things?
Terrific to hear from a teen! Do you mind saying how old? I'll quote you in my book about how global youth will change our future, so I'd like to learn more about you and your friends' "thirsts for change." What specifically? What would you like to study in college? About what percent of young people you know are in fact globally aware and activist and what percent are apathetic or caught up in materialism? Thanks so much for speaking up for teens, gayle
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Gayle Kimball
Posted over 1 year ago
How are teens today different from their parents' generation? How will they change the way we do things?
Young people tend to think they're different, more technologically advanced, more globally aware. Here's a quote from a girl, 15, in India, comparing her generation and her parents'. We are inferior in showing respect and concern for the society, but I think we are better than them technology-wise. They are trying to get used to an all fast generation. Also, many studies show global youth are optimistic despite high youth unemployment.
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Gayle Kimball
Posted about 2 years ago
Global Youth Dichotomies and Contradictions: What are your Observations?
About #2, there are many books blaming youth: The negative slant comes from Professor Jean Twinge (Generation Me and The Narcissism Epidemic), Professor Mark Bauerlein (The Dumbest Generation), and Christian Smith et al. (Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood). For example, the authors of Lost in Transition paint a picture of young adults as moral relativists who focus on consuming rather than doing good, are politically apathetic, and drink too much alcohol followed by casual “hooking up.” Author Mike Males list the myths about violent, drugged, morally challenged US youth, and defends the reality of good youth behavior. He blames the myths on adult bad behavior. He ascribes adult fear as partially due to the increasingly multi-racial and less affluent youth. Males maintains that, “The rapidly deteriorating behavior of American grownups (particularly aging Baby Boomers) in both personal and social realms has led to a crisis of adulthood in which youth is the target of displaced fury.” Don Tapscott also believes that the reason for the harsh and nasty criticism of youth is a generation gap with the individualistic and self-centered Baby Boomers. They are afraid of change that youth bring with their use of electronic media and ability to collaborate. Therefore they criticize youth for being “dull, celebrity-obsessed, net-addicted, shopaholic exhibitionists.”