Shining a spotlight on the best diversity-related news of the week
The podcast this week talks about LGBT representation in children’s media and the question of why nearly all animal cartoon characters are male plus Erica Branch-Ridley from HITN joins us to talk about their fifteen new apps aimed at preschoolers!
When 3,100 teachers were surveyed by the Gates Foundation in November 2015 about the biggest barriers to using digital resources, the most common response was “My students do not have access to technology outside of the classroom.”
Two of the leading researchers involved with preschool television program Dora the Explorer, Head of Education Research Mariana Díaz-Wionczek and Creative/Cultural Advisor Carlos Cortés, describe how the show evolved from merely featuring a Latina character to intentionally teaching Spanish, highlighting dual language capabilities, and promoting Latino culture.
Diversity in Apps is a grassroots coalition made up of researchers, producers, educators and parents.
Our mission is to raise awareness and engage in research about the need for inclusive, equitable, and diverse children’s media.