Monday, October 02, 2006

New Views on Video Violence

In the article “New Views on Video Violence” by Dorothy and Jerome Singer, the authors state that watching violent scenes on TV has more negative effects on children than reading violent stories. First of all, children spend a lot of time watching frightful stories everyday even though the images are more powerful than those of books. Television is a daily experience because people use TV for the rest and refuge. The authors also say when children are ready to read books depicting violence they are older than others watching it on TV. In addition, the parents change parts of a story that is astonishing to their kids. When reading parents or children can control the reading speed. On the other hand, television is not in our control. According to the article, the authors think the aggressive images having violence expose many negative effects on children.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Weblog Assignment #5

I visited the infoplease web site. In this site, the table indicates a Gender wage gap in certain occupations and is expressed as a percentage divided by percent women and earnings ratio. It shows that women have smaller percentage in some jobs with estimated earning of above $34,000. It also says that women typically hold lower-paying jobs and work in traditional female occupations such as register nurses, teachers and social workers.

It is a very interesting data that female bus drivers are almost half of workers. There are a few female bus drivers in Korea. Women are gradually more common in jobs that are held by men than they were. Status of women in our society is also getting higher than past years. However, we would know that occupations in which the majority of workers are women are fixed to some jobs. Therefore, I think that a range of jobs for women is still narrow. This site includes lots of knowledge you need. If you are interested in this site, you will find it
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    By Kyung Sun Jung

    Monday, September 25, 2006

    Weblog Assignment #4

    The Slow Lane web site is the online resource for stay-at-home dads. The site is a comprehensive collection of resources including helping support, advocate, and inform dads. You can also find many references dealing with issues of fathering, family, and being a stay-at-home dad. There are more information like how to start a play group and how to connect with others and links to other dad related sites.

    Being a stay-at-home dad is not easy in our society since males are pushed toward having an employed job and making money. I think this kind of site is very helpful to SAHD and provides their community. It is also an important way to a problem of single dads that they could talk about their feeling and difficulties to each other. If you want to go to the site,
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    by kyung sun jung

    Monday, September 18, 2006

    Weblog Assignment #3

    I visited the site of Rethinking Schools Online. It offers a number of publications on critical topics in school reform. Rethinking Schools only publishes four issues per year. You could read lots of articles dealing with critical education topics, based on the perspective of classroom, parents, and students. This site also includes a special collection of links to useful and some activities for fun.

    In my opinion, this site has many online contents. You can find numerous issues including subjects of some interest. It is a very interesting and important Website for educators and parents in charge of home school. Try to find out and acquire needed information.
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    Tuesday, September 05, 2006

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  • The title of the site is Aesop'fables.There are many fables attributed to Aesop. You may have an appotunity to try a few Aesop'Fables with great illustrations and to know the history of Aesop. This site is made by University of Massachusetts Amherst. Then,If you need any information you can contact Copper Frances Giloth who is Director of Academic Computing Associate Professor of Art.

    This site has a lot of fine illustrations retelling the fables. You can also find different versions from traditional versions. Those illustrations depicted the contents of the story with many different ways like animations,some with sound and interactivity.There are a lot of fun that you have experience of.

    By: Kyoung sun jung

    Friday, September 01, 2006

    The Fair Tale in Korea

    Title: The Mirror

    A long long time ago a country man told his wife hisplan to make a trip to Seoul.He kissed his wife goodbye before leaving on his trip.The wife really wanted to have a comb. So she asked that he buy her a comb when he returned home and she said If you forget the name of it you can look up to the half-moon.When the good husband finished his business in Seoul,he remebered his wife's special request.But he forgot the name of it.He went to agift shop and wanted to buy a gift that looks like the moon. But the store man recommended a mirror that looks like the full-moon.The country man took the mirror home and gave it tohis wife.She looked into it for a while in surprise and she said "Oh, it's not a comb. It's alovely woman for your concubine while you were in Seoul and you carried her home by hidingher in this magic glass".