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大城房美 一木順 本浜秀彦 編

Tradition & Innovation in Children’s Artistic Development:
Manga’s Contribution to Visual Literacy in the Contemporary Youth World.


徳 雅美

4、 北米おけるマンガの受容と影響:北米巡回少女マンガ展示会「Shojo Manga! Girls’ power!」報告

本の紹介:Manga High Literacy, Identity, and Coming of Age in an Urban High School by Michael Bitz

前にもこのブログ(3/20/09)で紹介したマイケルビッズの本「Manga High Literacy, Identity, and Coming of Age in an Urban High School 」がとうとうハーバード大出版より上梓された。


From the Foreword:

"In Manga High, Bitz describes a project that is the sort of Holy Grail that many an educator pursues. Like the manga club at MLKHS, the afterschool clubs founded through the Comic Book Project have transformed thousands of kids into active learners, communicators, and creators of stories about their own lives."

—Françoise Mouly, Editorial Director, TOON Books and Art Editor, The New Yorker

Advance Praise:

“In this valuable book, Samantha, Tenzin, Treasure, Kischer, Keith, and other students come to life for us through their creations. Michael Bitz has a message, one that is often forgotten: When teachers understand that young adolescents have value, everyone learns, and everyone teaches. Comics, especially manga, are a powerful way to tap into youthful talent and energy. The result, as Bitz shows us, is confident, capable young people who, against the odds, are ready to be productive adults.”

—John Merrow, Education Correspondent, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and President, Learning Matters

“Manga High describes one of the most powerful literacy-based student-engagement projects I have encountered. It captures what many educators strive to accomplish—the use of a compelling medium to promote literacy and motivation. Teachers around the country will find this an invaluable resource, particularly those searching for literacy-based, hands-on projects.”

—Michael Nakkula, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

“As the manga phenomenon goes global, most American kids are content merely to draw manga-like characters. In Manga High, Michael Bitz follows kids as they grapple with the complex and demanding tasks of plotting, writing, editing, designing, drawing, and producing comics—and consequently shaping their own lives. Manga High reveals that the most engaging learning occurs when pedagogy is directed by kids themselves.”

—Brent Wilson, Professor Emeritus, School of Visual Arts, Penn State

“Why does Japanese manga continue to fascinate youth all over the world? This book uses students’ words and artwork to explore what manga means to them. I was impressed with the stories of the students’ personal lives and the way they used their artwork to find their voices to express their identities, deal with their problems, and find hope for the future. Manga High is an important and valuable tool for today’s classroom, relevant and engaging for any reader.”

—Masami Toku, Director, Shojo Manga Project

About the Author:

Dr. Michael Bitz, EdD, is the founder of the Comic Book Project and cofounder of the Youth Music Exchange. The first recipient of the Educational Entrepreneurship Fellowship at the Mind Trust in Indianapolis, he also received the Distinguished Alumni Early Career Award from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Bitz has served on the faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Ramapo College.