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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.

Educational Settings and the Use of Technology to Promote the Multicultural Development of Children
Educational settings and the use of technology to promote the multicultural development of children

The early days of technology in education focused on films, with television and computers becoming the focus in recent years (Clark, 1998). Technology presents the greatest potential for underresourced ethnic communities to begin to improve their conditions and get their needs met through rich learning environments that act as scaffolds to learner performance (Laffey, Musser, & Tupper, 1998; Clark, 2005). There are many educational theories and approaches that allow for the use of instructional technologies like television, computers, and the Internet. The newest instructional technology paradigm involves the visual capabilities of television and the interactivity and processing capabilities ...

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