Sold Out : How Marketing In School Threatens Childrens Well Being And Under


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Chapter 1 – The Problem Of Schoolhouse Commercialism
Chapter 2 – Schoolhouse Commercializing Trends, 1990-2006
Chapter 3 – Threats To Children’s Psychological Well-Being
Chapter 4 – Threats To Children’s Physical Well-Being
Chapter 5 – Threats To The Integrity Of Children’s Education
Chapter 6 – Assessing The Intensity Of The Threats Commercialism Poses To Children’s Well-Being
Chapter 7 – Threats To Children’s Privacy And Digital Marketing
Chapter 8 – Closing Thoughts
Appendix A: Gubbins’ Matrix Of Thinking Skills
Appendix B: State Laws And Regulations As Of May 2004
Appendix C: State Bills Addressing School Commercialism Signed Into Law, 2011-2014
Appendix D: Websites Associated With Relevant Topics
Appendix E: State Laws Addressing Student Data Privacy: Synopses Of Their Major Provisions With Their Significant Gaps In Protection, Exclusions And Omissions Noted (2011-2014)

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If you strip away the rosy language of “school-business partnership,” “win-win situation,” “giving back to the community,” and the like, what you see when you look at corporate marketing activities in the schools is example after example of the exploitation of children for financial gain.
Over the long run the financial benefit marketing in schools delivers to corporations rests on the ability of advertising to “brand” students and thereby help insure that they will be customers for life. This process of “branding” involves inculcating the value of consumption as the primary mechanism for achieving happiness, demonstrating success, and finding fulfillment. Along the way, “branding” children – just like branding cattle – inflicts pain.
Yet school districts, desperate for funding sources, often eagerly welcome marketers and seem not to recognize the threats that marketing brings to children’s well-being and to the integrity of the education they receive.
Given that all ads in school pose some threat to children, it is past time for considering whether marketing activities belong in school. Schools should be ad-free zones.

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SKU (ISBN): 9781475813609
ISBN10: 1475813600
Alex Molnar | Faith Boninger
Binding: Cloth Text
Published: August 2015
Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group

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