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Neely, Jeffrey C. – Youth & Society, 2015
Many of today's youth feel disconnected from their local communities. At the same time, most of them are regularly connected to the Internet and other digital media to gather information and communicate with their peers. This study conducts a qualitative textual analysis of 14 scholastic and nonscholastic youth media websites to derive five…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Youth, Adolescents, Internet
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Brennan, Karen; Monroy-Hernandez, Andres; Resnick, Mitchel – New Directions for Youth Development, 2010
To become full and active participants in today's technologically saturated society, young people need to become creators (and not just consumers) of interactive media. Developing the requisite abilities and capacities is not a wholly individual process; it is important for young people to have access to communities where they can collaborate and…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperation, Community, Internet
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Burd, Leo – New Directions for Youth Development, 2010
Recent advances in technology are transforming our lives, but in many cases they are also limiting the way children are exposed to local communities and physical spaces. Technology can help young people actively connect with their neighborhoods, but doing that requires different methods and tools from the ones typically available in schools,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Internet, Web Sites