ScreenPlay: Children and Computing in the Home

ScreenPlay: Children and Computing in the Home


By (author) Keri Facer, By (author) John Furlong, By (author) Rosamund Sutherland

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  • Publisher: Routledge Falmer
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 14mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415298431
  • ISBN 13: 9780415298438
  • Sales rank: 1,171,718

Product description

What are young people really doing on computers at home? Computers feature heavily in the lives of today's young people, and this book sets out to question commonplace assumptions about the use of technology by children at home. Bringing together research from the perspective of psychology, sociology, education and media studies, the authors ask whether we are really witnessing the rise of a new 'digital generation'. Drawing upon the results of their in-depth research project, the authors filter and assess their findings accessibly, offering fascinating reading on: * how computers are used in the home * how parents and children negotiate access to and use of the computer * what role the computer plays in the day to day lives of families. This book makes use of illuminating case studies, and highlights key issues of concern around issues of equality and access in a wider social context. This truly interdisciplinary perspective will be instrumental in reshaping the understanding of teachers, ICT advisors, policy makers and all involved in ICT for children.

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Author information

John Furlong is a sociologist at Cardiff University School of Social Sciences. Rosamund Suthelrand is Professor of Education at the University of Bristol. Ruth Furlong is at the University of Wales, Newport Keri Facer is a research officer at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol

Table of contents

Section; 1. Introduction; 1. The ScreenPlay project; 2. Setting the scene: Patterns of computer use in the home; Section 2. The domestic context; 3. Computer histories, computer roles in the home; 4. The computer in family life; Section 3. Young people's computer use in the home; 5. The digital landscape: Games and information navigation; 6. Writing, designing and making on the computer in the home; Section 4. Digital cultures; 7. Computers, consumption and identity; 8. Computers, gender and class; 9. Digital childhood; Section 5. Learning with the computer; 10. Learning with the computer at home; 11. Learning with computers at school; 12. Conclusion