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    ‘Finding my way back to the backyard’: First-generation college students mediate between class and family

‘Finding my way back to the backyard’: First-generation college students mediate between class and family

First-generation college students face many obstacles. In this blog, Jane van Galen explores the First in Our Families project, where multimedia opportunities allow first-generation stories to speak to the work of making college more accessible and equitable. Jane, a first-generation college student herself, is Professor in the School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington, Bothell, USA. [Header image credit: Jane […]

Who are the young creatives?

Why is it still so difficult for disadvantaged young people to gain access to employment in the media industries? David Buckingham takes a closer look at what – if anything – media educators can do about this situation. David is a writer and researcher with a particular interest in media, education, children and young people. He is a Visiting Professor at various […]

A day in the digital life of teenagers

Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green spent one year with a class of 13 year olds – at school, at home, with their friends, and online. Their book about this research project, The Class: living and learning in the digital age, just came out and Sonia discusses the role of technology in teenagers’ everyday life. She finds that what they wish for most in the digital […]

Where do US mothers go on the internet to get information?

Credit: J. Smith, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Parents are increasingly looking to the internet for information, help and advice. Juyoung Jang, Jodi Dworkin and Heather Hessel explore the varying online spaces mothers, in particular, visit, and how they can be effectively supported in their parenting roles. Juyoung is a Visiting Scholar in the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University, where she was […]