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Popular culture, new media and digital literacy in early childhood

Popular culture, new media and digital literacy in early childhood

Marsh, Jackie

This text closely examines the ways in which popular culture, media and digital technologies impact upon the lives and literacy practices of young children

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: RoutledgeFalmer, 2005
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Details

Statement of responsibility: edited by Jackie Marsh
ISBN: 0415335728, 9780415335720
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiii, 245 p. : ill., facsims. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Literacy; Learning strategies.; Digital media; Child development.; Early childhood education; Child development; Early childhood education.; Technology and children.; Media literacy.; Mass media in education.; Popular culture

Contents

  1. Introduction: Children of the Digital Age
  2. New textual landscapes, information and early literacy
  3. Ritual, performance and identity construction: Young children's engagement with popular cultural and media texts
  4. Veronica: An asset model of becoming literate
  5. Bilingual children's uses of popular culture in text-making
  6. Part 2: Children and Technologies
  7. Watching Teletubbies: Television and its very young audience
  8. The CD-ROM game: A toddler engaged in computer-based dramatic play
  9. Narrative spaces and multiple identities: Children's textual explorations of console games in home settings
  10. 'Pronto, chi parla? (Hello, who is it?'): Telephones as artefacts and communication media in children's discourses
  11. Popular culture: Views of parents and educators
  12. Barbie meets Bob the Builder at the Workstation: The word on screen/ E-mergent literacies in the early years
  13. Resistance, power-tricky, and colourless energy: What engagement with everyday popular culture texts can teach us about learning, and literacy
  14. Behind the scenes: Making movies in early years classrooms.

Reviews

'A timely addition to the field of new media literacies, the focus on early childhood fills a crucial gap in the research. The book offers an excellent range of chapters covering various disciplines, media forms and methodologies with an international team of authors.'- Rebekah Willett, Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2006

'Popular Culture, New Media and Digital Literacy in Early Childhood offers theoretical as well as practical approaches to new forms of literacy emerging from children's engagement with popular culture and new media texts. A timely addition to the field of new media literacies, the focus on early childhood fills a gap in the research. The book offers an excellent range of chapters covering various disciplines, media forms and methodologies with an international team of authors.'

-ECR Book Reviews

'The breadth of this book makes it a useful reader for many audiences. Researchers and academics in the areas of early childhood, literacy and media  studies will find many of the studies useful and informative.'

-Rebekah Willett, Institute of Education, University of London