Tuesday, April 01, 2003

"I'm in a bad mood. Let's go shopping" - Victoria Carrington

This article examines the significance of Diva Starz, a new line of interactive dolls aimed at young girls between 6 and 11 years for current models of literacy. It argues that these dolls have much to tell us about the construction of children as consumers, our views about 'childhood', and the models of literacy instruction most appropriate for giving children the skills and knowledge needed to deal with the complex pedagogic texts characteristic of childhood in contemporary consumer culture.

Published in Journal of Early Childhood Literacy Volume 03 Issue 01 - Publication Date: 04/2003