8/20/17 – What parents and teachers really want from one another. A back-to-school wish list has both sides looking for better communication. View the Boston Globe Article.
8/20/17 – 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.. Watch the video.
6/3/16 – 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. Learn more about her visit.
Diane Levin is Professor of Education at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts, where she teaches about children’s play; a service learning course in Northern Ireland on how schools can promote peacebuilding in communities affected by war and conflict; and, a summer institute, “Media Madness.” Her new book is: Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood: Teaching Young Children in the Media Age. She has written nine other books including: So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and How Parents Can Protect Their Kids (with Jean Kilbourne), The War Play Dilemma, and Teaching Young Children in Violent Times. She speaks around the world on the impact of violence and peacebuilding, media and other societal issues on children, families and schools.
Diane is a founder of: Defending the Early Years Project (DEY); Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC); Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment (TRUCE).