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ERIC Number: ED555583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 57
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
Digital Media and Latino Families: New Channels for Learning, Parenting, and Local Organizing
Fuller, Bruce; Lizárraga, José Ramon; Gray, James H.
Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop
Latino families in America increasingly enjoy access to a dizzying array of content on a variety of electronic devices, from televisions and video games to personal computers and mobile devices. Bruce Fuller, José Ramón Lizárraga, James H. Gray raise pressing questions that face Latino families as they adopt technologies that both have the potential to entertain as well as educate. They find a new digital divide in the extent to which digital platforms are used for educational purposes by Latino children in Spanish-dominant families relative to middle-class peers. How are families engaging with this media? Who is producing digital content aimed at children and parents? How, or do, these producers consider Latino customers and clients? What kinds of devices are adults and children across this vast and diverse population using? And how are these technologies disrupting--for better or worse--family and community ties? And how can community organizations mobilize digital tools to empower children and families? Included in the review are Endnotes and the Appendix: Organizing with Digital Media for Children and Families: Learning from Chicago.
Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. 1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023. Tel: 212-595-3456; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: McCormick Foundation
Authoring Institution: Joan Ganz Cooney Center
Identifiers - Location: Illinois