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Handbook of Children and the MediaBringing together an interdisciplinary group of renowned scholars from around the world, the Handbook of Children and the Media is an all-inclusive, comprehensive analysis of the field for students and researchers. This book summarizes the current scope of research on children and the media, suggests directions for future research, and 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 and other electronic media. The new edition examines the proliferation of new forms of electronic media such as video and Internet enabled mobile phones, iPods, iPads, and Kindle that are accessible to even some of the youngest children, as well as the introduction of blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Skype and texting as forms of communication among young people and adults. Fully revised and updated, this Second Edition of a popular text is: Authoritative: The respected experience of Dorothy and Jerome Singer, coupled with an outstanding team of contributing authors, makes this the most authoritative volume available on this topic. Comprehensive: More than 30 chapters in 3 sections examine the psychological, health, and social effects of media on children and their development, the media industry and environment, and policy issues and advocacy. Cutting Edge: Debates surrounding important policy decisions in this area are often largely uninformed by empirical evidence. This text reviews diverse research and is a touchstone work in this area.
Reading Instruction That Works : the case for balanced teachingThis widely adopted text provides a comprehensive guide to effective literacy instruction in the elementary grades. Distinguished scholar and educator Michael Pressley presents research-based, classroom-tested best practices for combining skills-based and whole-language approaches in the context of a highly motivating environment. The book explains the theoretical underpinnings of recommended strategies and techniques and shows how exemplary teachers actually put them into practice.
Call Number: LB1573.P72 2006
Theme Immersion : inquiry-based curriculum in elementary and middle schoolsPersonable and practical, Theme Immersion is invaluable for classroom teachers who want to make their teaching so exciting and relevant that their students will become lifelong learners. The book shows how themes should emerge from the experiences and current needs of students, rather than adhere to the seasons or follow prepackaged models. While basing theme immersion on a sound theoretical framework provided by Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky, and Wells, the authors always translate that theory into practice, carefully illustrating aspects of theme immersion with teacher profiles, interviews, and classroom vignettes.