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Visual Education and The Internet Camp: A Study of Underprivileged Children and Their Web Pages
Unformatted Document Text:  21 evidence to suggest that visual literacy can be enhanced through an educational process, “part of the present and most of the future will be made by a generation conditioned by photography, film, television, and whom camera and visual computer will be an intellectual adjunct” (Dondis, 1973, p. 67). There is a responsibility, then, to try to make a difference in the children’s lives even if previous research results are pessimistic. Giving children the ability to use and manipulate visual media and understanding how visuals are created, even on a very basic level, are the larger and possibly more important mandates of visual literacy programs such as the Internet Camp. The children provided us a glimpse into their world and they’ve allowed us to see what they’re interests are through the content of their web pages. They have also expressed themselves through the design characteristics of their websites. The appearance of the children’s web pages belies their sophisticated style. This is played out in the primitivistic characteristics of their web pages’ aesthetic style. Within the content, aesthetic style, and design features are the underlying messages from the children. References Arnheim, R. (1998). Beginning with the child. In, J. Fineberg, (Ed.), Discovering Child Art: Essays on Childhood, Primitivism, and Modernism, (pp. 15-26). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Burgess, A.W., McCausland, M.P., & Wolbert, W.A. (1981). Childrens drawings as indicators of sexual trauma. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 19(2), 50-58. Cantlay, L. (1996). Detecting child abuse: Recognising children at risk through drawings. Santa Barbara, CA: Holly Press. Clottes, J. (2001, August). Chauvet Cave: France’s magical ice age art. National Geographic, 200(2), 104-121.

Authors: Mullen, Lawrence.
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evidence to suggest that visual literacy can be enhanced through an educational process, “part of
the present and most of the future will be made by a generation conditioned by photography,
film, television, and whom camera and visual computer will be an intellectual adjunct” (Dondis,
1973, p. 67). There is a responsibility, then, to try to make a difference in the children’s lives
even if previous research results are pessimistic.
Giving children the ability to use and manipulate visual media and understanding how
visuals are created, even on a very basic level, are the larger and possibly more important
mandates of visual literacy programs such as the Internet Camp. The children provided us a
glimpse into their world and they’ve allowed us to see what they’re interests are through the
content of their web pages. They have also expressed themselves through the design
characteristics of their websites. The appearance of the children’s web pages belies their
sophisticated style. This is played out in the primitivistic characteristics of their web pages’
aesthetic style. Within the content, aesthetic style, and design features are the underlying
messages from the children.
References
Arnheim, R. (1998). Beginning with the child. In, J. Fineberg, (Ed.), Discovering Child Art:
Essays on Childhood, Primitivism, and Modernism, (pp. 15-26). Princeton, NJ:
Princeton University Press.

Burgess, A.W., McCausland, M.P., & Wolbert, W.A. (1981). Childrens drawings as indicators
of sexual trauma. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 19(2), 50-58.

Cantlay, L. (1996). Detecting child abuse: Recognising children at risk through drawings. Santa
Barbara, CA: Holly Press.

Clottes, J. (2001, August). Chauvet Cave: France’s magical ice age art. National Geographic,
200(2), 104-121.


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