The SAGE Handbook of Child Development explores the multicultural development of children through the varied and complex interplay of traditional agents of socialization as well as contemporary media influences, examining how socialization practices and media content construct and teach us about diverse cultures. Editors Joy K. Asamen, Mesha L. Ellis, and Gordon L. Berry, along with chapter authors from a wide variety of disciplines, highlight how to analyze, compare, and contrast alternative perspectives of children of different cultures, domestically and globally, with the major principles and theories of child development in cognitive, socioemotional, and/or social/contextual domains.

Electronic Media and Learning Through Imaginative Games for Urban Children

Electronic Media and Learning Through Imaginative Games for Urban Children

Electronic media and learning through imaginative games for urban children
Dorothy G.Singer, Jerome L.Singer, Harvey F.Bellin

In Ready to Learn: A Mandate for the Nation, the late Ernest L. Boyer (1991), then president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, commented on the sorry state of education in the United States. Approximately one third of American children who entered kindergarten were ill prepared. This finding was repeated about a decade later in a report by West, Denton, and Germino-Hausken (2000), indicating that 34% of kindergarten children had difficulty recognizing letters and 71% had difficulty understanding the beginnings of sounds. In the Boyer report, teachers also cited that language difficulties were the most glaring deficit, and ...

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