Health and Safety Research Gaps in Policies and Practices Integrating Emerging Technologies for Young Children
In this series of Powerpoint slides, Roxana Marachi, Ph.D. addresses the adoption of emerging technologies for young children in early educational settings. After reviewing research on the impact of extended screen time on children’s social and emotional development, sleep, and vision, Marachi shares data on the size of the pre-K education market. With this in mind, she asks “What is the actual content on these devices and apps and how will their use impact children’s health and development?” Marachi’s slides also contain information about online preschools, cyber charter schools, and virtual and blended learning. Her presentation ends with information about potential health hazards associated with VR technology and EMF radiation.
Roxana Marachi is an Associate Professor of Education at San José State University where she teaches Educational Psychology and supervises teacher candidates in the Department of Teacher Education. Marachi received her M.A. in Developmental Psychology (2000) and Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2003. Her early publications focused on school climate, student motivation, and school violence prevention, with more recent inquiries exploring health and safety related research gaps in initiatives to technologize and privatize public education. She has presented at national and international education conferences, was co-chair of the Safe Schools and Communities Committee for the American Educational Research Association from 2009-2012, and is currently chair of the education committee of the Silicon Valley/San Jose branch of the NAACP.