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ERIC Number: EJ1141360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
What Can Reading and Games Tell Us about Today's Children?
Polivanova, K. P.; Sazonova, E. V.; Shakarova, M. A.
Russian Education & Society, v57 n7 p642-659 2015
The present article treats changes in the learning environment of contemporary children as exacerbation of the "childhood crisis." We believe that new research in the field of developmental psychology is required in order to apply cultural-historical theory to new data. The article presents two studies: one of them considers a preschool game based on contemporary cartoon plots, and the other considers how adolescents (eighth- to tenth-graders) read J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books. The preschool study shows that the game has developmental potential and that its plots reproduce complex human relations. The "Harry Potter" study shows that adolescents are attracted to bold and heroic stories with ambiguous and unknown outcomes. [This article was translated by Peter Golub.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools; Grade 8; Elementary Education; Grade 10
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia
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