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IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION
Careful research and documentation are needed to help us better understand the problems
created for children of color by the violence marketed to them and how we can work to counteract
this influence. Until now, this issue has been largely neglected by researchers, educators,
policymakers, and the wider society. Yet, they all have a vital role to play.
In the meantime, there is much educators can do to assist parents in their job-made more difficult
by the violent entertainment culture. Here are some brief examples of the kinds of efforts that are
* Reduce the influence of media violence first by limiting children's exposure to media violence
and then by helping them process the violence and racism they do see (Comer & Poussaint,
1992; Levin, 1998).
* Promote creative play and the use of open-ended play materials that allow young children to
bring their imagination, experience, and culture into their play and work through the salient issues
in their lives (Carlsson-Paige & Lev...
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- Fall '14