Growing Up With Television: Everyday Learning Among Young Adolescentsreviewed by Alexander W. Wiseman — 2003
Growing Up With Television by JoEllen Fisherkeller is an
ethnographic exploration of the impact that television culture has
on child and adolescent learning and development.
Fisherkeller’s emphasis on the impact of television
culture is distinct from the more often discussed influence
of popular media on youth-related social problems such as juvenile
crime, teen pregnancy, and illiteracy. While this distinction
provides Fisherkeller with a new frame for a much discussed topic,
it will disappoint those readers expecting Growing Up With
Television to embrace the standard television-youth problems
The research and scholarship behind Growing Up With
Television is solidly ethnographic. To explore the impact of
television culture, Fisherkeller selected a school and began
looking for any information or discussions related to television.
Eventually, she selected several focal participants to interview
and interact with on the topic of television and its influence. The
cases of three of those participants (Marina, Christopher, and
Samantha) make up the bulk of Growing Up With Television.
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- Alexander Wiseman
The University of Tulsa
ALEXANDER W. WISEMAN is Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Tulsa. His areas of specialization are comparative education, school management, and education policy analysis.