Media and the American Child

Media and the American Child
Author: George Comstock,Erica Scharrer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN: 9780080479378
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media and the American Child Book Excerpt:

Media and the American Child summarizes the research on all forms of media on children, looking at how much time they spend with media everyday, television programming and its impact on children, how advertising has changed to appeal directly to children and the effects on children and the consumer behavior of parents, the relationship between media use and scholastic achievement, the influence of violence in media on anti-social behavior, and the role of media in influencing attitudes on body image, sex and work roles, fashion, & lifestyle. The average American child, aged 2-17, watches 25 hours of TV per week, plays 1 hr per day of video or computer games, and spends an additional 36 min per day on the internet. 19% of children watch more than 35 hrs per week of TV. This in the face of research that shows TV watching beyond 10 hours per week decreases scholastic performance. In 1991, George Comstock published Television and the American Child, which immediately became THE standard reference for the research community of the effects of television on children. Since then, interest in the topic has mushroomed, as the availability and access of media to children has become more widespread and occurs earlier in their lifetimes. No longer restricted to television, media impacts children through the internet, computer and video games, as well as television and the movies. There are videos designed for infants, claiming to improve cognitive development, television programs aimed for younger and younger children-even pre-literates, computer programs aimed for toddlers, and increasingly graphic, interactive violent computer games. Presents the most recent research on the media use of young people Investigates the content of children's media and addresses areas of great concern including violence, sexual behavior, and commercialization Discusses policy making in the area of children and the media Focuses on experiences unique to children and adolescents

The African American Child Second Edition

The African American Child  Second Edition
Author: Yvette R. Harris, PhD,James A. Graham, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2014-02-13
ISBN: 0826110207
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The African American Child Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Praise for the First Edition: "This book argues convincingly that children's cultural differences need to be recognized for any accurate understanding of their development. Pointing out the need for additional and more effectively designed research, Harris and Graham provide a valuable foundation for further investigations. This nonpolemic book should be in all libraries, filling an unfortunate gap. Highly recommended." --Choice This is an evenhanded examination of the challenges affecting the lives of African American children that emphasizes their strengths and resiliency rather than deficits. It is the only text to comprehensively consider the biological, emotional, social, and cultural domains of development in this population. The second edition reflects an acceleration of research on the development of racial identity in African American children, a shift from the dictates of "No Child Left Behind" to a more flexible approach to student academic evaluation, and changes in the economic conditions of African American children and their families. The book also reflects the increase in the number of African American children in foster care and those with incarcerated parents. New coverage also includes new information about the mental health of African Americans, and a new chapter on adolescent development. This new edition features updated statistical information on health problems, healthcare access, new diagnostic techniques, new treatment approaches, and the number of children of African origin. It provides an expanded discussion of the value of qualitative methodology, ethical issues in research, and a discussion of the characteristics of middle and upper class African American families. End-of-chapter discussion questions, an "Insiderís Voice" in each chapter that highlights important elements, and an "Issues Box" that highlights historic and legal issues also enhance the second edition. New to the Second Edition: New inclusion of information on African American adolescents A discussion of the impact of parental incarceration on the long- and short-term outcomes of African American children Updated statistical information on health, academic performance, language and literacy, and other issues Information about children of African origin and their families Information about middle and upper class African American families Expanded discussion of the value of qualitative methodology and ethical issues in research on African American children New diagnostic techniques and treatment approaches for sickle cell anemia Update on work with AA families and children in therapy and the role of community focused therapy A discussion of the role of self-efficacy on academic competence, the influence of NCLB on academic performance, and current initiatives to improve academic outcomes for African American children The current status of Oakland School Boardís Ebonics Resolution New information on Prosocial Behavior and Empathy and Aggressive/Antisocial behavior among African American children Expanded section on how communities affect the lives of African American children including research on African American children and the media End-of-chapter discussion questions "Insiderís Voice" and "Issues Box" features in each chapter

Children and Media

Children and Media
Author: Dafna Lemish
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2015-03-02
ISBN: 1118786777
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children and Media Book Excerpt:

Taking a global and interdisciplinary approach, Children and Media explores the role of modern media, including the internet, television, mobile media and video games, in the development of children, adolescents, and childhood. Primer to global issues and core research into children and the media integrating work from around the world Comprehensive integration of work that bridges disciplines, theoretical and research traditions and methods Covers both critical/qualitative and quantitative approaches to the topic

Handbook of Children and the Media

Handbook of Children and the Media
Author: Dorothy G. Singer,Jerome L. Singer
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 824
Release: 2011-07-25
ISBN: 1483305716
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Children and the Media Book Excerpt:

Cyber-bullying, sexting, and the effects that violent video games have on children are widely discussed and debated. With a renowned international group of researchers and scholars, the Second Edition of the Handbook of Children and the Media covers these topics, is updated with cutting-edge research, and includes comprehensive analysis of the field for students and scholars. This revision examines the social and cognitive effects of new media, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, iPads, and cell phones, and how children are using this new technology. This book summarizes the latest research on children and the media and suggests directions for future research. This book also attempts to provide students with a deliberate examination of how children use, enjoy, learn from, and are advantaged or disadvantaged by regular exposure to television, new technologies, and other electronic media.

The Socialization of the African American Child

The Socialization of the African American Child
Author: Sekou Clincy
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2010-08
ISBN: 1449087884
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Socialization of the African American Child Book Excerpt:

Today, we have occurrences that are unprecedented in the history of America: a vast divide between the rich and poor, irreversible environmental damage, over half of African American children living in single-parent households, and high incarceration rates among African American young people. When oppressed folk are driven into desperate channels, criminal activity is likely to follow. Thus it is imperative to take a good look at what black people are doing and not doing as parents or immediate caregivers, which ultimately will determine the future of the black race. It is equally imperative to study the past. Indeed, when a people don't know who they are---their history---they perish. This fact should motivate us to move in unparalleled directions toward survival. (Back cover).

Handbook of Children and the Media

Handbook of Children and the Media
Author: Dorothy G. Singer
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 825
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1412982421
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Children and the Media Book Excerpt:

'Handbook of Children and the Media' brings together the best-known scholars from around the world to summarize the current scope of the research in this field.

Media and the Well being of Children and Adolescents

Media and the Well being of Children and Adolescents
Author: Amy Beth Jordan,Daniel Romer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0199987467
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media and the Well being of Children and Adolescents Book Excerpt:

The volume is divided into four parts. Part One provides up-to-date trends on children and adolescents' access to media in the home, as well as the time they spend with television, computers, and the Internet. Part Two presents research that highlights the potentially negative impact of age-inappropriate or excess media use on children's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional well-being. Part Three offers examples of how media enhance children's education, health, and social connections. Part Four explores implications for the creation of high-quality, enriching content that speaks to the needs and interests of young people today.

Media Violence and Children

Media Violence and Children
Author: Douglas A. Gentile
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780275979560
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media Violence and Children Book Excerpt:

Presents a collection of essays on the role media violence plays in a child's development and behavior.

Adoption and the African American Child

Adoption and the African American Child
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 74
Release: 199?
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Adopted children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Children Adolescents and the Media

Children  Adolescents  and the Media
Author: Victor C. Strasburger,Barbara J. Wilson,Amy B. Jordan
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 641
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1412944678
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children Adolescents and the Media Book Excerpt:

Up-to-date and case-study laden analysis of how children and adolescents interact with the media.

International Handbook of Children Media and Culture

International Handbook of Children  Media and Culture
Author: Sonia Livingstone,Kirsten Drotner
Publsiher: SAGE Publications Limited
Total Pages: 537
Release: 2008-03-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Handbook of Children Media and Culture Book Excerpt:

This essential volume brings together the work of internationally-renowned researchers, each experts in their field, in order to capture the diversity of children and young people's media cultures around the world. Why are the media such a crucial part of children's daily lives? Are they becoming more important, more influential, and in what ways? Or does a historical perspective reveal how past media have long framed children's cultural horizons or, perhaps, how families - however constituted - have long shaped the ways children relate to media? In addressing such questions, the contributors present detailed empirical cases to uncover how children weave together diverse forms and technologies to create a rich symbolic tapestry which, in turn, shapes their social relationships. At the same time, many concerns - even public panics - arise regarding children's engagement with media, leading the contributors also to inquire into the risky or problematic aspects of today's highly mediated world. Deliberately selected to represent as many parts of the globe as possible, and with a commitment to recognizing both the similarities and differences in children and young people's lives - from China to Denmark, from Canada to India, from Japan to Iceland, from - the authors offer a rich contextualization of children's engagement with their particular media and communication environment, while also pursuing cross-cutting themes in terms of comparative and global trends. Each chapter provides a clear orientation for new readers to the main debates and core issues addressed, combined with a depth of analysis and argumentation to stimulate the thinking of advanced students and established scholars. Since children and young people are a focus of study across different disciplines, the volume is thoroughly multi-disciplinary. Yet since children and young people are all too easily neglected by these same disciplines, this volume hopes to accord their interests and concerns they surely merit.

FCC Record

FCC Record
Author: United States. Federal Communications Commission
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Telecommunication
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The American Child

The American Child
Author: Caroline Field Levander,Carol J. Singley
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780813532233
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Child Book Excerpt:

From the time that the infant colonies broke away from the parent country to the present day, narratives of U.S. national identity are persistently configured in the language of childhood and family. In The American Child: A Cultural Studies Reader, contributors address matters of race, gender, and family to chart the ways that representations of the child typify historical periods and conflicting ideas. They build on the recent critical renaissance in childhood studies by bringing to their essays a wide range of critical practices and methodologies. Although the volume is grounded heavily in the literary, it draws on other disciplines, revealing that representations of children and childhood are not isolated artifacts but cultural productions that in turn affect the social climates around them. Essayists look at games, pets, adolescent sexuality, death, family relations, and key texts such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the movie Pocahontas; they reveal the ways in which the figure of the child operates as a rich vehicle for writers to consider evolving ideas of nation and the diverse role of citizens within it.

Eighth Pan American Child Congress Washington D C May 2 9 1942

Eighth Pan American Child Congress  Washington  D  C   May 2 9  1942
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 647
Release: 1948
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Child care
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eighth Pan American Child Congress Washington D C May 2 9 1942 Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Children Adolescents and the Media

Encyclopedia of Children  Adolescents  and the Media
Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1105
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1412905303
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Social Issues in America

Social Issues in America
Author: James Ciment
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 2056
Release: 2015-03-04
ISBN: 1317459717
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Issues in America Book Excerpt:

More than 150 key social issues confronting the United States today are covered in this eight-volume set: from abortion and adoption to capital punishment and corporate crime; from obesity and organized crime to sweatshops and xenophobia.

American Child Bride

American Child Bride
Author: Nicholas L. Syrett
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2016-09-02
ISBN: 1469629542
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Child Bride Book Excerpt:

Most in the United States likely associate the concept of the child bride with the mores and practices of the distant past. But Nicholas L. Syrett challenges this assumption in his sweeping and sometimes shocking history of youthful marriage in America. Focusing on young women and girls--the most common underage spouses--Syrett tracks the marital history of American minors from the colonial period to the present, chronicling the debates and moral panics related to these unions. Although the frequency of child marriages has declined since the early twentieth century, Syrett reveals that the practice was historically far more widespread in the United States than is commonly thought. It also continues to this day: current estimates indicate that 9 percent of living American women were married before turning eighteen. By examining the legal and social forces that have worked to curtail early marriage in America--including the efforts of women's rights activists, advocates for children's rights, and social workers--Syrett sheds new light on the American public's perceptions of young people marrying and the ways that individuals and communities challenged the complex legalities and cultural norms brought to the fore when underage citizens, by choice or coercion, became husband and wife.

Analyzing the Development of the American Child Support System

Analyzing the Development of the American Child Support System
Author: Ruth Gillie Krueger
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2001-05
ISBN: 0595181627
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analyzing the Development of the American Child Support System Book Excerpt:

On August 22, 1996, President William Clinton signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996. Media and goververnment sources portrayed this act as the most important welfare reform since the passage of Social Security in the New Deal 61 years earlier. The hype around welfare reform overshadowed a significant section of the act entitled, “Title III—Child Support.” This section of the act made major changes in the child support program that is charged with the task of establishing, enforcing and modifying child support orders for children with non-residential parents. This book tells the story of the development and passage of the 1996 child support reforms.

Shift to the Future

Shift to the Future
Author: Nicola Yelland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2006-11-06
ISBN: 1135926530
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shift to the Future Book Excerpt:

New technologies are dramatically changing the face of education and the nature of childhood itself. In Shift to the Future, Nicola Yelland examines the ways in which these technologies are reshaping the social, personal, and educational experiences of childhood, and explores the curricular revisions such changes demand. With a focus on the various information and communications technologies (ICTs) available to young students and the possibilities these ICTs offer for teaching and learning, Shift to the Future provides inspiring examples of teachers who have innovatively incorporated new technologies into their classrooms to engage their students in contemporary times.

Managing Children s Behaviour

Managing Children s Behaviour
Author: Sheila Riddall-Leech
Publsiher: Heinemann
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780435455323
Category: Classroom management
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Children s Behaviour Book Excerpt:

Covers both the theory and practice of behaviour management from birth to adolescence. Written as a guide for students, it should also be useful to primary teachers, classroom assistants, workers in social care and playworkers. Section 1 covers child development, influences on children's behaviour and explores reasons why unwanted behaviour can occur. Section 2 offers practical strategies for managing behaviour. Useful case studies and sources of further information are included.