Summary Book Review EBOOK: Rethinking Superhero and Weapon Play by Steven Popper:
Download or read book EBOOK: Rethinking Superhero and Weapon Play written by Steven Popper and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2013-02-16 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rethinking Superhero and Weapon Play offers a fresh and knowledgeable insight into children’s fascination with superheroes and weapon play. It explores what lies at the heart of superhero and weapon play and why so many children are drawn to this contentious area of children’s play. This innovative book offers: A detailed look at why many early years professionals and teachers are cautious about superhero and weapon play. Does weapon play make children more violent? Do ‘goodies versus baddies’ stories make children more confrontational? Do superheroes offer positive gender role-models? The book tackles these questions and suggests some alternative perspectives, as well as offering practical advice about keeping children’s superhero and weapon play positive and productive. An exploration of how superhero and weapon play relates to the development of children’s moral values, moral principles and moral reasoning; the building of children’s co-operation, empathy and sense of community; and the development of children’s sense of self and self-esteem. Discussion of the deep moral themes that lie within superhero narratives, and how superhero characters and narratives can be used to enhance and deepen children’s understanding of good character, moral responsibility, attachment, prejudice and ill-treatment, and why it is important to be good in the first place. A wealth of learning opportunities and suggestions of ways to use superheroes to advance children’s moral, philosophical and emotional thinking This book is an excellent resource for those studying or working in early years or primary education who wish to understand the phenomenon of children’s superhero and weapon play and make the most of children’s enthusiasm for it. “Warm, funny, smart, and honest, the argument made in Steven Popper’s book astutely, and with a sharp eye for detail, teases out many subtle reflections on morality, childhood development and the paradoxes of human nature, through the lens of our much-loved Superhero narratives. He is able, through nuanced and well-supported argument, drawn from both theory and practice, and from pedagogy and real life, to present a compelling and detailed account of the ways in which these stories might interface with the moral development of children. The book offers a rich, and articulate narrative of its own, which ‘aims at the good’ in its desire to propose that immersion in such superhero ‘narrative play’ can teach children about ethics, social responsibility, and what it is to be ‘human’. This is also a wonderful contribution to debates around the role of mass media in promoting critical thinking and enquiry among children.” Dr. Sheena Calvert, Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster, UK “This book authoritatively assesses the virtues of engaging in superhero play with young children. It argues that far from damaging children and encouraging them to adopt unthinking, aggressive behaviours superhero play is an implicitly moral activity. It encourages children to explore profound moral and ethical thinking. This book is both a well-researched account of the appeal that superhero play has for children of both sexes and a practical guide to how such play can be used imaginatively in early years settings.” Rob Abbott, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood and Education, University of Chichester, UK
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Making Sense of Play: Supporting children in their play by Perry Else:
Download or read book EBOOK: Making Sense of Play: Supporting children in their play written by Perry Else and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2014-08-16 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Making Sense of Play straightforwardly describes how self-chosen, engaging and satisfying play is best for children. It explores how adults can best support children's free play with an approach that is holistic, inclusive and practical and offers clear tools to highlight better ways of relating to and providing for playing children. The book extends two key concepts developed by the author, the Integral Play Framework and the Play Cycle, showing how practitioners can implement these ideas on a day-to-day basis. The author makes clear how the Integral Play Framework works, how it helps makes sense of other models and how it can be used to help plan provision for playing children physically, socially, cognitively and culturally. Everyday practice with playing children is explored in line with introductory and extended understandings of the Play Cycle or 'play process'. Accessibly written with a rich range of examples showing the concepts in practice, these models are further used to explore creativity, the ways in which children play, how provision might be improved and how the approaches can be used to research practice. With its distinctive blend of theory and practice together with reflective questions, this book is essential reading for all playwork students and practitioners and helps put these innovative ideas into practice with playing children. "Perry Else's book, Making Sense of Play, is just what we might expect from one of the UK's leading playwork authors. Drawing extensively on Else's work with a number of theorists, it is thought-provoking in its content and challenging in the breadth of its scope. Those of us who value diagrams and tables as a mechanism for clarifying complex concepts will be rewarded by the format of the chapters. I recommend this book to anyone with an analytical preference, and an interest in the way societies cater for the needs of children at play." Fraser Brown, Professor of Playwork, Leeds Beckett University, UK "Perry has the special ability to write a rigorous academic book applying helpful theoretical perspectives to play without ever damaging the precious importance of uninterrupted, spontaneous child-led PLAY." Sara Knight, Forest School Association and Anglia Ruskin University, UK "Making Sense of Play is an accessible and thought-provoking book for all those who are involved or interested in children's play, whether they are practitioners, academics, students or tutors. Written in an engaging and informative manner, it offers opportunities to deepen understanding about different perspectives on play and how this knowledge can aid adults in supporting play. Notably the inclusion of activities and questions for each chapter are invaluable for consolidating understanding and applying the theory to practice." Julia Sexton, Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Facilitating Children's Learning in the EYFS by Ann Langston:
Download or read book EBOOK: Facilitating Children's Learning in the EYFS written by Ann Langston and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2013-10-16 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers in-depth insights into the revised Early Years Foundation Stage. It provides a broad exploration of the changes in the EYFS and considers how the revised EYFS framework creates both a context for learning and the basis of a curriculum for children from birth to five in early years settings. Focusing on practice, it considers a range of issues arising from the revised EYFS, including the rationale behind the new prime and specific areas of learning, and the new key themes of school readiness and engaging parents. Although the EYFS is a helpful framework for thinking about the relationship between the child, the environment, and learning and teaching at the most significant time in a young child's life, there is limited guidance on how the principles of the EYFS and the areas of learning and development can be put into practice. So if you're looking for further support and guidance on EYFS then this book is the book for you! Key features include: Up-to-date coverage and insight into the revised EYFS Delightful and detailed case studies that help link theory and practice Tips for effective practice Ways to develop teaching and learning appropriately and sensitively in tune with the needs of babies and young children This is essential reading for students who are entering the early years profession as well as for more experienced practitioners. "Ann Langston is one of the most insightful and refreshing writers on early years in the country. In this wonderful book her experience and passion for the EYFS, and for learning and teaching that maximises the life chances of all children, shines powerfully through. This is a tour de force: offering scope and depth in an engaging and informing writing style peppered with fascinating real life vignettes. She begins with principles and ends with a vision for the future. A 'must have' for all those who are privileged to work with young children." Dr Jonathan Doherty, Head of Early Years & Childhood Studies, Faculty of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK "The book provides insightful discussions and examples of practice for working with children birth-five. Topical issues such as liaison with parents or school readiness give pertinent pointers for reflections." Dr Pat Beckley, Bishop Grosseteste University, UK
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Exploring Wellbeing in the Early Years by Julia Manning-Morton:
Download or read book EBOOK: Exploring Wellbeing in the Early Years written by Julia Manning-Morton and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2013-09-16 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Children's experiences and well-being in their earliest years underpin and highly influence their future development and learning. Drawing on research with parents, children and a range of professionals in the early childhood field, this book considers how well-being is interpreted in the early childhood field. It includes snapshots of what our youngest children think about their well-being, and examines external environmental contexts that impact on well-being. The book raises a number of important issues and clarifies priorities that need to be kept at the forefront of practice and provision, such as the fundamental importance of prioritizing children and families' socio-cultural contexts, addressing inequalities and developing a listening culture. Importantly, there is also focus on appropriate pedagogical approaches and aspects of practice that support children's well-being in early childhood settings, such as adult-child relationships, quality interactions, physical play and creative expression. The book also highlights the inseparability of adults' and children's well-being and therefore the need to consider contexts that enhance the potential for parents and practitioners to experience well-being. For all students and practitioners who want to put young children's well-being at the forefront of their practice this is a fascinating, thought provoking and illuminating read. Contributors: Deborah Albon, Mary Dickins, Melian Mansfield, Penny Holland, Micky LeVoguer, Penny Mukherji, Jasmine Pasch, Linda Pound, Judy Stevenson "The 'now' of children's experience emerges as a critical factor from the 'Talking about Young Children's Well-being' Project. It is a timely reminder that young children have a right to be listened to. Well-being as a concept is redefined using the voices of children, parents and practitioners. Important questions are raised about the cost to individuals and society if this is not taken seriously. The authors of each chapter use the research findings to reflect on current early years policy and practice. Their conclusions catch us at the crossroads of a deeply political debate." Dilys Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Middlesex University, UK "At a time of austerity and pressure on family life and early childhood, I consider this book to be both insightful and thought provoking which has both breadth and depth. Dedicating a book to exploring well-being in early childhood demonstrates a commitment by the author and colleagues to delve deeper into the vital issues of well-being and the impact within early childhood. This text brings together research literature, theoretical understanding and practical application. Recognising the practitioners and leaders who work within early childhood and their well-being is a testament to all involved in co-constructing this text. This book captures the essence of early childhood and provides a dialogue and debate of holistically challenging well-being for all. This is a book to be treasured." Dr Lesley Curtis, Headteacher/Head of Centre, Everton Nursery School and Family Centre "This book is an essential discussion and authoritative account of the explorations and research outcomes of the LMU/NCB project 'Talking about well-being in early childhood'.The strength of the book is that it represents multi-faceted perspectives about children's well-being that underpin the values and principles of inclusion, understanding that children are citizens with personhood and rights. The influences and barriers to children's well-being are raised and challenged throughout each of the chapters, looking through the multiple lenses of policy, contemporary practice and professionalism.The social, cultural and political chronology is useful for novice researchers, practitioners and policy makers to consider where well-being of young children is positioned in the here and now. The importance of the well-being of the practitioners is addressed for development in early childhood settings, and completes the essential requirement for reflexive and supportive practice as part of supporting children's well-being. This book will be useful for academics, and practitioners working directly with children and families and anyone studying well-being and applications to contemporary practice in cultural contexts." Estelle Martin, Anglia Ruskin University, UK "This book really does explore well-being - thoughtfully, actively and practically and from a range of points of view. It is based on a deep and honest respect for young children and the adults who work and play with them and it illustrates with passion and insight the ways in which emotional and physical well-being are built on positive relationships and connections between people." Helen Moylett, Early Years Consultant and writer "This is a comprehensively researched book deriving from collaborative work in the early years. It discusses the complex concept of the well-being of young children and how this determines their life opportunities. From an equality perspective it identifies key issues that practitioners, trainers, policy makers and academics should note with serious concern, including the disproportionate impact of inequality on particular groups. Furthermore, and critically, it opens up the way for future analysis of how society can become more at ease with itself so that the unwitting consequences of deeply embedded institutional discrimination, intolerance, negative assumptions, expectations and judgements are removed from young children's lives." Jane Lane (advocate worker for racial equality in the early years)
Summary Book Review Essential Primary Mathematics by Caroline Rickard:
Download or read book Essential Primary Mathematics written by Caroline Rickard and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2013-05-16 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you are teaching or learning to teach primary mathematics, this is the toolkit to support you! Not only does it cover the essential knowledge and understanding that you and your pupils need to know, it also offers 176 great ideas for teaching primary mathematics - adaptable for use within different areas of mathematics and for different ages and abilities. Tackling children’s misconceptions in each topic area and differentiation through open-ended tasks and elements of choice, the book encourages you to think deeply about the teaching of the primary mathematics curriculum. The classroom activities, which are simple to resource and use, support you in meeting the Teachers’ Standards securely and encourage children to: Think deeply about mathematics and to challenge themselves Develop mathematical independence Engage in mathematical talk Work collaboratively with others to further understanding Whether you are just getting started in your teaching career or more experienced you will find a wealth of innovative activities to support you in teaching primary mathematics in effective and creative ways. "This book is an absolute must for every primary teacher. The perfect blend of subject knowledge, common misconceptions, pupil activities and self-assessment questions will support all those who are feeling slightly less than confident about teaching a mathematical topic. It will also be invaluable to experienced teachers and subject leaders who wish to think more deeply about how to teach mathematics effectively." Sue Davis, Primary PGCE Course Leader and Lecturer in Mathematics Education, University of Leicester, UK "This book has the conversational style of an excellent mentor and/or tutor of primary mathematics. It offers advice and guidance on how to be an effective teacher of mathematics whilst still drawing the reader’s attention to the importance of developing good subject knowledge, and how this can be addressed. Mathematical concepts are explained with reference to their theoretical underpinning and are then set in the context of real learning opportunities that illustrate good pedagogy. There is a real emphasis on teaching for learning, and this is most evident in the introductory chapter which provides a brief discussion of the big issues currently being debated in the field of primary mathematics. The consistent format of the subject chapters supports the reader’s ability to plan and teach a wide range of appropriate activities based on rich mathematics. These are all neatly illustrated by children’s drawings which bring the book to life.This is an all encompassing text for any student or teacher of mathematics and will feature on my highly recommended reading list." Paula Stone, Senior Lecturer Primary Education (Mathematics), Canterbury Christ Church University, UK "This book is ideal for student and practicing teachers alike. The user-friendly format such as the overview of contents at the beginning of each chapter and the highlighting of key misconceptions in each area, make it easy to locate relevant information. Each chapter evolves logically through subject knowledge and progression in learning for children. This book stands out from other texts I have used as there is an extremely helpful section at the end of each chapter which provides suggested classroom activities with associated learning objectives for each area of mathematics. As a final year student, I only wish this book had been available to me at the beginning of my course!" Shelley Rogers, Student Teacher, University of Chichester, UK "This book approaches the teaching of primary mathematics with a clear ethos, which is explained in the first chapter and then pervades all the suggestions and discussions which follow. The author deals with issues such as turning children’s misconceptions and ‘mistakes’ into learning opportunities, provoking the children into communicating their reasoning and differentiating lessons in ways that empower rather than categorise children. The author’s experience of having taught and observed hundreds of mathematics lessons is distilled into the essence of primary mathematics teaching." Dr Marcus Witt, Senior Lecturer in Primary and Early Years Mathematics Education, University of the West of England, UK "The theory sections of the book are really detailed which helps to provide a secure knowledge base for teaching primary mathematics. I especially like the way that the book is laid out; it is really easy to navigate. I love how the common misconceptions are outlined and explained in boxes separate to the body of the text but are also re-listed at the end of a chapter so that you could revise the potential issues which may arise before you start to teach a particular topic. The activities are well organised and adaptable but it is useful to see which age range each activity is suggested for at a glance, alongside the learning objective." Natalie Ridler, NQT
Summary Book Review EBOOK: The Trouble With Play by Susan Grieshaber:
Download or read book EBOOK: The Trouble With Play written by Susan Grieshaber and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2010-09-16 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Trouble with Play is a radical departure from some of the ideas about play that are held dear by many in early childhood education. For many, play is considered essential to children's development and learning, and is often promoted as a universal and almost magical 'fix'. Although play does have many proven benefits for children, the authors show that play in the early years is not always innocent, fun and natural. Play can also be political and involve morals, ethics, values and power. So, what if... Play is not fair Play is not equitable Play is not innocent Play is not fun Play is not natural The book prompts teachers to understand and implement more thoughtful approaches to play in the early years. Through vignettes, practical activities and reflection points the authors encourage discussion about new ways of seeing and thinking about play and argue for new approaches to pedagogy and the role of the teacher. It is valuable reading for anyone involved in early childhood education.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: The Excellence of Play by Janet Moyles:
Download or read book EBOOK: The Excellence of Play written by Janet Moyles and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2014-12-16 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Play as a powerful learning and teaching experience remainskey to effective early childhood education. Retaining its popular approach and style, this new edition reflects the contemporary context of early childhood education and care as well emerging research on young children's development. The emphasis remains firmly on demonstrating the excellenceof play and its contribution to children's overall learning and development in the early years, and the role of adults in promoting inspirational playful pedagogies.It offers new coverage on topics such as brain development, gender, babies’ play, cultural diversity and inclusion, children as researchers, new technologies, outdoor play and international dimensions. Key features include: A chapter overview giving a brief outline of aims and purpose Lively and meaningful cameos to help bring the themes andissues to life Content drawing on the cameos to help link research, theory and practice Reflective questions to raise awareness of, and reflection on, the issues raised Useful websites and further reading This is a must-read book for all students studying early childhood at a range of levels and practitioners who are looking to deepen their understanding of play and playful practices. Janet Moyles's 'The Excellence of Play' has become a corner-stone of Early Childhood Education and Care and provides evidence that young children learn best by playing, exploring, experimenting - in short having exciting, adventurous, creative experiences which are meaningful and interest them. The ideas and examples in the chapters from Janet and her co-writers (many of them 'new') are a source of utter delight. Please, please someone, make this book compulsory reading for MPs and policy wonks. Tricia David, Emeritus Professor, Canterbury Christ Church University 'The Excellence of Play' is now in its 4th edition and this is testimony to how thought-provoking an edited collection it continues to be. This much anticipated new edition does not disappoint: there are chapters written by foremost authors in the field and a vast array of perspectives on play are gathered together in one volume. In summary, this book is a valuable contribution to the field of Early Childhood Studies and should be considered essential reading for students and practitioners alike. On reading this book, one is left in no doubt about the primacy of play in young children's lives and the important role of adults in supporting their play. Dr. Deborah Albon, London Metropolitan University This book explores play from differing perspectives, which combine to provide a thought-provoking and comprehensive account of its value. The rigorous introduction examines and explains the relevance of the different chapters, written by experts in their fields, placing them in historical, cultural, psycho-social, curricular and pedagogical contexts. This new edition of a classic text offers encouragement as well as information to all working with young children and their families. It provides grounded evidence for the importance of play, spelling out the complex but crucial contribution it makes to self-regulation, motivation and well-being, which are under threat in current conditions. Readers will be equipped to affirm and disseminate the importance of ensuring that future generations benefit from meaningful play. Wendy Scott, President TACTYC Play absorbs children; it fascinates them. It also fascinates and intrigues teachers, researchers and theorists, as the fourth edition of this book demonstrates. Its contributors do justice to the delights, complexities, puzzles and imponderables of play and make a powerful case against the undue "schoolification" of childhood and for the "playification" of schooling. Colin Richards HMI(retired) Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Cumbria
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Supporting Language and Literacy Development in the Early Years by Marian Whitehead:
Download or read book EBOOK: Supporting Language and Literacy Development in the Early Years written by Marian Whitehead and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2009-03-16 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Marian Whitehead's re-focused priorities of babies as powerful thinkers, the significance of non-verbal communication, the importance of language play, the roots of emergent literacy and the notion of language and education as shared community endeavours make her book the one to choose for today's world." Early Years Update Radically rewritten and updated in light of new research and developments, the new edition of this important book gives clear guidance to early years practitioners on how to support young children’s language and literacy development. The book covers the age range 0-7 years and highlights the speed and complexity of this period of growth in children’s thinking, communicative abilities, language, social and cultural awareness and physical skills. Child observations and case studies and photographs are used to demonstrate the learning that goes on in a variety of homes and early years settings. New and key features include: An expanded chapter showing a range of good practices in three different settings (nursery school, integrated children’s centre and Steiner kindergartens) A new chapter reviewing the statutory national requirements for communication, language and literacy in the UK Additional case studies (including children in the final year of the Foundation Stage) End of chapter summaries Updated further reading Notes on provision and activities for supporting young children’s development at ends of each chapter Supporting Language and Literacy Development in the Early Years is valuable reading for early years students and practitioners.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Early Years Foundations: Critical Issues by Janet Moyles:
Download or read book EBOOK: Early Years Foundations: Critical Issues written by Janet Moyles and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2014-01-16 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The new edition of this best selling book looks critically at the 2012 Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and draws attention to issues that underlie the EYFS and the implications for children from birth to five. With its questions for reflection and discussion, further reading and useful websites, Early Years Foundations is essential and informative reading for students studying any early years or early childhood course, or working towards Early Years Teacher Status. Among the many challenges facing early years professionals, there are continual dilemmas arising between perceptions of good practice, the practicalities of provision and meeting OfSTED requirements. This exciting and innovative new edition supports practitioners in thinking through their responsibilities in tackling some of the many challenges they encounter, for example, that children are still perceived as 'deficit' in some way and in need of 'being school ready' rather than as developing individuals who have a right to a childhood and appropriate early education. Chapters explore the rationale behind early years practice based on theory and research, covering important topics including: Prime and specific areas of learning and development Observation and assessment Pedagogy Working with parents Difference and diversity Contributors: Sue Bingham, Gill Boag-Munroe, Liz Brooker, Helen Clarke, Anne Cockburn, Rosie Flewitt, Jan Georgeson, Michael Jones, Lilian G. Katz, Caroline Leeson, Paulette Luff, Jayne Osgood, John Parry, Jane Payler, Karen Phethean, Linda Pound, Anne Rawlings, Jonathan Rix, Sue Rogers, Anita Soni, Suzy Tutchell, Judith Twani, Jane Waters, David Whitebread "Early Years Foundations: Critical issues is a timely and valuable edition for the early childhood bookshelf, offering high quality scholarship combined with deep understanding of early childhood practice. This is a book that values early childhood practitioners as critical partners and experts in young children's learning and development. At a time of fluctuating policy, the authors remind us of the need to advocate for what matters in early childhood and they suggest ways that we can provide excellent experiences for young children with potential to enhance their lives for the long term." Jane Murray PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Northampton, UK "There seems to be a proliferation of publications currently in the field of early years education and care but this book stands out amongst the crowd for a number of reasons. In particular, the status of the three editing authors means that the content of the book is to be trusted to be both informed and thorough in its attention to detail, and this second edition has been carefully updated to incorporate recent reforms and initiatives. The editing authors' insistence on the creation of an early years text that centres on a critically reflective review of contemporary policy and research can only help to build the argument for a better future for young children's care and education. This is a book in which there are many chapters worthy of recommendation and which will form the basis for future debates and publications but Rogers' scholarly work on Enabling Pedagogy encapsulates some core research, essential to our understanding of our work with children, and is a strong and refreshing contribution, while Katz' notion of 'standards of experiences' for young children should give us all food for thought." Dr Kathy Goouch, Reader in Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK "This book is not another bland 'how to do it' manual to accompany the EYFS, it goes much further in offering a truly challenging critique. Helpfully contextualised within the changing policy and political context, each chapter focuses on a different aspect of the curriculum framework and is written by someone with recognised expertise in the field. The strengths of the current EYFS are recognised but the issues and tensions are also made explicit with arguments backed up by theory and research evidence. This should be essential reading for experienced practitioners as well as Early Childhood Studies students." Denise Hevey, Professor of Early Years, University of Northampton, UK.
Summary Book Review Week by Week: Plans for Documenting Children's Development by Barbara Ann Nilsen:
Download or read book Week by Week: Plans for Documenting Children's Development written by Barbara Ann Nilsen and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2022-04-08 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nilsen's WEEK BY WEEK: PLANS FOR DOCUMENTING CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT, 8th Edition helps pre-service and in-service teachers manage detailed documentation of student development and achievement while attending to the other functions necessary to keep children safe and actively involved in learning. This all-purpose guide provides a concrete, systematic plan for recording each child's growth in all developmental areas. It also presents observation methods, reviews principles of child development as a framework for observation and applies appropriate practice to authentic assessment. NAEYC standards and Developmentally Appropriate Practices and learning objectives are integrated throughout. Real-life anecdotes, practical tips, observation forms with clear instructions and step-by-step guidelines make this a valuable resource for teachers in training and practicing professionals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Summary Book Review The Encyclopedia of Superheroes by Jeff Rovin:
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Superheroes written by Jeff Rovin and published by Facts on File. This book was released on 1985 with total page 443 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides information on the lives, costumes, weapons, and first appearances of superhero characters from comics, television, movies, and novels
Summary Book Review Reading Comics by Mila Bongco:
Download or read book Reading Comics written by Mila Bongco and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2000 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Summary Book Review The Cute and the Cool by Gary S. Cross:
Download or read book The Cute and the Cool written by Gary S. Cross and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2004 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The cute child - spunky, yet dependent, naughty but nice - is largely a 20th-century invention. In this book, Gary Cross examines how that look emerged in American popular culture and how the cute turned into the cool, seemingly its opposite, in stories and games.
Summary Book Review The Silver Age of Comic Book Art by Arlen Schumer:
Download or read book The Silver Age of Comic Book Art written by Arlen Schumer and published by Collectors Press, Inc.. This book was released on 2003 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Details the achievements of an array of comics creators and the characters they created during the 1960s.
Summary Book Review B.B. and the Diva by Rupert Kinnard:
Download or read book B.B. and the Diva written by Rupert Kinnard and published by Alyson Books. This book was released on 1992 with total page 141 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Watchers on the Walls by Christopher L. Bennett:
Download or read book Watchers on the Walls written by Christopher L. Bennett and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2006-04-25 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The X-Men come to the rescue of a group of alien refugees that crash land on Earth while fleeing pursuers intent on their destruction and find their loyalties tested when they discover that the refugees are a form of life that is so alien that its very existence threatens Earth itself. Original.
Summary Book Review Matters of Gravity by Scott Bukatman:
Download or read book Matters of Gravity written by Scott Bukatman and published by Duke University Press Books. This book was released on 2003-07-21 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The headlong rush, the rapid montage, the soaring superhero, the plunging roller coaster—Matters of Gravity focuses on the experience of technological spectacle in American popular culture over the past century. In these essays, leading media and cultural theorist Scott Bukatman reveals how popular culture tames the threats posed by technology and urban modernity by immersing people in delirious kinetic environments like those traversed by Plastic Man, Superman, and the careening astronauts of 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Right Stuff. He argues that as advanced technologies have proliferated, popular culture has turned the attendant fear of instability into the thrill of topsy-turvydom, often by presenting images and experiences of weightless escape from controlled space. Considering theme parks, cyberspace, cinematic special effects, superhero comics, and musical films, Matters of Gravity highlights phenomena that make technology spectacular, permit unfettered flights of fantasy, and free us momentarily from the weight of gravity and history, of past and present. Bukatman delves into the dynamic ways pop culture imagines that apotheosis of modernity: the urban metropolis. He points to two genres, musical films and superhero comics, that turn the city into a unique site of transformative power. Leaping in single bounds from lively descriptions to sharp theoretical insights, Matters of Gravity is a deft, exhilarating celebration of the liberatory effects of popular culture.