International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
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Digital Childhoods

Technologies and Children’s Everyday Lives

Editors: Danby, S.J., Fleer, M., Davidson, C., Hatzigianni, M. (Eds.)

  • Conceptualises how childhood is being constructed in the digital era
  • Provides case studies on the ways that young children are currently experiencing their digital childhoods
  • Presents a diversity of chapters where different theoretical approaches and a broad range of countries are represented, showing how children engage with a diverse range of digital technologies
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About this book

This book highlights the multiple ways that digital technologies are being used in everyday contexts at home and school, in communities, and across diverse activities, from play to web searching, to talking to family members who are far away. The book helps readers understand the diverse practices employed as children make connections with digital technologies in their everyday experiences.

In addition, the book employs a framework that helps readers easily access major themes at a glance, and also showcases the diversity of ideas and theorisations that underpin the respective chapters. In this way, each chapter stands alone in making a specific contribution and, at the same time, makes explicit its connections to the broader themes of digital technologies in children’s everyday lives. The concept of digital childhood presented here goes beyond a sociological reading of the everyday lives of children and their families, and reflects the various contexts in which children engage, such as preschools and childcare centres.

About the authors

Susan Danby is a Professor of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She researches social interaction and communication in institutional contexts that include educational and family settings, helplines and clinical contexts. Recent projects include investigating how young children engage with digital technologies in home and school.

Marilyn Fleer holds the Foundation Chair of Early Childhood Education at Monash University, Australia, and is the immediate past President of the International Society for Cultural Activity Research (ISCAR). Her research interests focus on early years learning and development, with special attention to pedagogy, culture, science, and design and technology.

Christina Davidson is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Education, Charles Sturt University. Her research focuses on the social aspects of young children’s activities at home, preschool and in the early years of formal schooling. Dr Davidson employs ethnomethodology/conversation analysis and mostly works with other conversation analysts to investigate the social interactions that shape young children’s online activity.

Maria Hatzigianni is a Lecturer in Early Childhood and Primary Education at Macquarie University. She worked as a kindergarten teacher and director in Australia and Greece for more than 15 years (1996-2012). Her main research interests include: integrating technology in early childhood and primary education; training early childhood and primary teachers in new technologies; bilingual and multicultural education; and social justice in education. She is currently investigating the use of new technologies with very young children (under 3 years of age).

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Digital Childhoods Across Contexts and Countries

    Danby, Susan J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • How Families Use Video Communication Technologies During Intergenerational Skype Sessions

    Busch, Gillian

    Pages 17-32

  • Digital Bridges Between Home and Preschool: Theorising Conceptually Inclusive Practice in Digital Environments

    Fleer, Marilyn

    Pages 33-48

  • Digital Participation Among Children in Rural Areas

    Roos, Carin (et al.)

    Pages 49-63

  • Producing Contexts for Young Children’s Digital Technology Use: Web Searching During Adult-Child Interactions at Home and Preschool

    Davidson, Christina (et al.)

    Pages 65-82

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eBook $79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Childhoods
Book Subtitle
Technologies and Children’s Everyday Lives
Editors
  • Susan J. Danby
  • Marilyn Fleer
  • Christina Davidson
  • Maria Hatzigianni
Series Title
International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6484-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6484-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6483-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-3885-4
Series ISSN
2468-8746
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 287
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations
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