Literacy and Popular Culture: Using Children's Culture in the Classroom

Literacy and Popular Culture: Using Children's Culture in the Classroom

by Jackie Marsh, Elaine M Millard
     
 

Most children engage with a range of popular cultural forms outside of school. Their experiences with film, television, computer games and other cultural texts are very motivating, but often find no place within the official curriculum, where children are usually restricted to conventional forms of literacy.

This book demonstrates how to use children's interests

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Overview

Most children engage with a range of popular cultural forms outside of school. Their experiences with film, television, computer games and other cultural texts are very motivating, but often find no place within the official curriculum, where children are usually restricted to conventional forms of literacy.

This book demonstrates how to use children's interests in popular culture to develop literacy in the primary classroom. The authors provide a theoretical basis for such work through an exploration of related theory and research, drawing from the fields of education, sociology and cultural studies.

Teachers are often concerned about issues of sexism, racism, violence and commercialism within the disco

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761966197
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/26/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Exploring the Concept of Culture
Challenging Racism, Sexism, Violence and Consumerism
Play and Popular Culture
Environmental Print
Encouraging the Reading Habit
Comics
Computer Games
Television and Film
Popular Music and Literacy

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