Screenplay: Children and Computing in the Home / Edition 1

Screenplay: Children and Computing in the Home / Edition 1

by Keri Facer, John Furlong, Ruth Furlong, Rosamund Sutherland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415298431

ISBN-13: 9780415298438

Pub. Date: 10/14/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

What are young people really doing on computers at home?
Computers feature heavily in the lives of today's young people, and this book sets out to question commonplace assumptions about the use of technology by children at home. Bringing together research from the perspective of psychology, sociology, education and media studies, the authors ask whether we are

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What are young people really doing on computers at home?
Computers feature heavily in the lives of today's young people, and this book sets out to question commonplace assumptions about the use of technology by children at home. Bringing together research from the perspective of psychology, sociology, education and media studies, the authors ask whether we are really witnessing the rise of a new 'digital generation'.
Drawing upon the results of their in-depth research project, the authors filter and assess their findings accessibly, offering fascinating reading on:
* how computers are used in the home
* how parents and children negotiate access to and use of the computer
* what role the computer plays in the day to day lives of families.
This book makes use of illuminating case studies, and highlights key issues of concern around issues of equality and access in a wider social context. This truly interdisciplinary perspective will be instrumental in reshaping the understanding of teachers, ICT advisors, policy makers and all involved in ICT for children.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415298438
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/14/2003
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

List of tables
List of pictures
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1The ScreenPlay project3
2Setting the scene: patterns of computer use in the home19
3Computer histories, computer roles in the home31
4The computer in family life46
5The digital landscape: games and information navigation67
6Writing, designing and making88
7Computers, consumption and identity111
8Computers, gender and class128
9Digital childhood155
10Learning with computers at home185
11Learning with computers in school203
12Conclusion223
Notes241
Bibliography248
Index258

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