Jun 032016
 
Learning from Early Childhood Classrooms in Nepal

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.

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May 152016
 
Media Institute: Media Education for the 21st Century

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…]

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May 242015
 
10 Years of Bringing Wheelock College Students to Northern Ireland

After decades of conflict between those who wanted to remain part of the United Kingdom and those who wanted independence from the UK in order to become more connected with the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland is currently involved in the complex process of healing.

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Aug 262014
 
Are the Common Core State Standards failing our kids?

  This article originally appeared at Boston Parents Paper. by Geralyn McLaughlin, Diane Levin & Nancy Carlsson-Paige If you are the parent of a young child, chances are you have seen firsthand that kindergarten has changed dramatically since you were young. There has been a well-documented, though highly controversial, push-down of academics into the earlier [Click for more…]

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