Moving Beyond Screen Time

Moving Beyond Screen Time: Redefining Developmentally Appropriate Technology Use in Early Childhood Education

Lindsay Daugherty
Rafiq Dossani
Erin-Elizabeth Johnson
Cameron Wright
Copyright Date: 2014
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 8
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt14bs43q
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    Moving Beyond Screen Time
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    Using screen time as the primary measure of “developmentally appropriate” technology use by young children has become increasingly inappropriate as new technologies are introduced and as we learn more about the potential benefits of technology. The authors challenge the traditional emphasis on screen time and discuss how to move toward a more comprehensive definition of developmentally appropriate technology use in early childhood education.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8972-4
    Subjects: Education

Table of Contents

  1. Moving Beyond Screen Time Redefining Developmentally Appropriate Technology Use in Early Childhood Education
    (pp. 1-8)
    Lindsay Daugherty, Rafiq Dossani, Erin-Elizabeth Johnson and Cameron Wright

    Conversations about what constitutes “developmentally appropriate” use of technology in early childhood education (ECE) have, to date, focused largely on a single, blunt measure—screen time—that fails to capture important nuances, such as what type of media a child is accessing and whether technology use is taking place solo or with peers. Using screen time as the primary measure of developmentally appropriate use has become increasingly inappropriate, as new technologies are ever more rapidly introduced and integrated into all aspects of life. In this policy brief, we challenge the traditional emphasis on screen time and discuss how to move...