Screenplay: Children and Computing in the Home / Edition 1

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Overview

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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John Furlong is a sociologist at Cardiff University School of Social Sciences.

Rosamund Suthelrand is Professor of Education at the University of Bristol.

Ruth Furlong is at the University of Wales, Newport

Keri Facer is a research officer at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol

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Table of Contents

List of tables
List of pictures
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1 The ScreenPlay project 3
2 Setting the scene: patterns of computer use in the home 19
3 Computer histories, computer roles in the home 31
4 The computer in family life 46
5 The digital landscape: games and information navigation 67
6 Writing, designing and making 88
7 Computers, consumption and identity 111
8 Computers, gender and class 128
9 Digital childhood 155
10 Learning with computers at home 185
11 Learning with computers in school 203
12 Conclusion 223
Notes 241
Bibliography 248
Index 258
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