Presentation Details

The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Meaning through the Internet Mirror: Children’s Gender Role Identities, Cultural Modeling and Preconception Realizations

Dr. Caroline M. Crawford.


Young learner’s gender role identities directly impact cultural modeling and preconception realizations, and aspects of the Internet are imperative towards the young child’s perceptions. Internet web sites specifically geared towards the young child often mirror gender role identities, cultural modeling and cultural preconceptions. Through careful consideration, web sites focused upon the young child offer opportunities towards realizing gender role identities, cultural modeling and preconception realizations, both positive and negative impacts. A content analysis of web sites focused upon the young child is the focus. Through a content analysis of the usability, gender role identities, the impact of culture upon socialization and self-conception, as well as young child understanding of their place in the larger society and sociocultural impacts assist towards modeling the young child understanding of the world. Careful consideration towards Internet sites geared towards the young child must occur, so as to emphasize the positive impact of the Internet upon humanity.

Presenters

Dr. Caroline M. Crawford  (United States)
Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology
Instructional Technology School of Education
University of Houston-Clear Lake

Caroline M. Crawford, Ed.D., is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, Texas, USA. At this point in Dr. Crawford's professional career, she holds the title of Review Editor for six international refereed academic journals. Her main areas of interest focus upon the appropriate and successful integration of technologies into the learning environment. Dr. Crawford may be contacted through her e-mail address, crawford@cl.uh.edu.

Keywords
  • Internet
  • Children
  • Gender Role
  • Identity
  • Cultural Modeling
  • Preconception
  • Realization



(Virtual Presentation, English)