Patrick Cox is a Phd Candidate and Sengstack Fellow in the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden. He is writing his dissertation on the history of the children’s magazine Highlights for Children and its development from paper to pixel. This study traces the evolution of “edutainment” from worksheets to websites and concurrent changes in cultural conceptions of childhood as constructed by American educational practices from the disciplined child to the digital child. Patrick’s research interests include edutainment and new media literacy, children’s literature, and children’s print, digital, and material cultures.

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