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Katharine E. Heintz

Katharine E. Heintz

Katharine E. Heintz (PhD., University of Illinois, 1992) is a media analyst, researcher, and educator specializing in the role of technology in the lives of children and families. She is a lecturer in the Communication Department at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, USA where her teaching focuses on helping students think critically about technology and its role in social change. Her work has been featured in over a hundred newspapers nationwide, including the New York TimesThe Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and U.S.A. Today as well as national magazines such as Parents Magazine, Parenting, and TV Guide. Media pluralism and gender: Not just a question of numbers

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  • Technology rights of the world’s families

    Technology rights of the world’s families

    The family remains the basic societal unit of reproduction, consumption, asset-building and – in many parts of the world – production. Families bear the primary responsibility for the development, education and socialization of children. They provide material and non-material care and support to their members and are the backbone of intergenerational solidarity and social cohesion. The achievement of development goals depends, to a significant extent, on how families are empowered to fulfill their numerous functions.1


    By: Katharine E. Heintz
    Posted: February 09, 2014
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