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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.

The Influence of Computers, Interactive Games, and the Internet on a Child's Multicultural Worldview
The influence of computers, interactive games, and the internet on a child's multicultural worldview
AdrienneShaw, Deborah L.Linebarger

Computer programs, video games, and Internet sites, as immersive interactive environments, allow children to interact directly with multicultural messages. Instead of watching a movie about the lives of people in Russia, they can use an interactive CD-ROM to create their own day in St. Petersburg. Rather than watching a show in which other children enjoy the Chinese New Year celebration, children can actively experience a celebration through an avatar. In addition to learning about the different cultural backgrounds of their classmates, students can use the Internet to connect with real children around the world to learn ...

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