- Subject index
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.
Chapter 23: Multicultural Perspectives, Developing Children, and Access to the Information Superhighway
Multicultural Perspectives, Developing Children, and Access to the Information Superhighway
Few technological developments in our societal history have had an impact comparable to that experienced with the advent of the Internet and its information superhighway. From interpersonal communication to information access to scholarship to banking, bill paying, and purchasing, it has revolutionized the way our society functions, operates, and transacts business. While libraries contemplate its implications for hard copies of reference works and journals, and traditional news outlets assess its meaning for newspapers and newscasts, even retirement communities and their residents— long wedded to the typewriter—are seeking to access this new tool, its potentials, and its opportunities.
Potentials and opportunities, however, vitally hinge upon ...