On the Sunny Side of the Street: “Defending the Early Years and Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment” Tod Gross speaks with Diane Levin about the 2 advocacy organizations she co-founded and co-leads—one promoting appropriate early education and the other promoting appropriate decisions about media and toys for young children.
In May, Diane was in Kathmandu, Nepal, working with colleague, Professor Kishor Shrestha, Country Coordinator of Global Family Village Nepal. She visited schools and orphanages and consulted on several issues related to her own work. She saw the devastating effects both of the high levels of poverty in most parts of the country she visited, and of the 2015 earthquake on the country and its children and families.
NEWLY REVISED SUMMER INSTITUTE/COURSE taught by Diane Levin and Lexi Ladd and others at Wheelock, in conjunction with Mass Media Literacy Dates: July 5-8, 2016, 9am – 6pm Format: One-week, on-campus intensive Course Description: Examine the profound influence media and media culture are having on children’s development, learning and attitudes. Explore media’s impact on families, [Click for more…]
Every time I hear or think about the immediate impact of the mandated Common Core State Standards on the young children of today, I get deeply concerned.