Dramatic Change, Persistent Challenges: A Five-Year View of Children’s Educational Media as Resources for Equity

Full Description: 

EDC researchers and colleagues from SRI have published a new article in a special commemorative issue of Journal of Children and Media that celebrates the publication’s 10-year anniversary. The article provides a review of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)-Public Broadcasting System (PBS) Ready to Learn Initiative within the educational media landscape. From an analysis of existing literature and interviews with 25 U.S. researchers, producers, and thought leaders within the early childhood education and preschool media fields, the authors identified themes that characterize the last five years’ changing media landscape: (1) the state of educational media, (2) considerations of developmental appropriateness, (3) public media’s support for children with limited financial and social resources, (4) out-of-school learning, and (5) in-school learning.

Author(s): 

Shelley Pasnik, Carlin Llorente, Naomi Hupert, Savitha Moorthy

Publication Date: 

03/10/2016

Length: 

9 pp.
Dramatic Change, Persistent Challenges: A Five-Year View of Children’s Educational Media as Resources for Equity