Teachers play a pivotal role in the lives of adolescents. They are charged with the responsibility to educate young people to live as active, informed and engaged members of society. The Millennial Adolescent offers contemporary, stimulating and relevant insights to those currently teaching, as well as those preparing to become teachers of adolescents. It contains well-known frameworks for developing understandings about adolescents, blended and contrasted with a contemporary socio-cultural construction of adolescence, set in our par ticular time, era and society. This book reflects the uniqueness of Australian contexts, while connecting with international trends and global patterns.