Community Ecology: Museum Education and the Digital Divide During and After COVID-19
AffiliationUniversity of Arizona
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PublisherInforma UK Limited
CitationZollinger, R., & DiCindio, C. (2021). Community Ecology: Museum Education and the Digital Divide During and After COVID-19. Journal of Museum Education.
JournalJournal of Museum Education
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AbstractThis article considers the inequities of digital museum programming during the COVID-19 pandemic and their alignment with audiences historically excluded from access to STEAM learning opportunities, primarily communities with low incomes and people of color. We employ an ecosystem framework to assert the critical role museums can play within communities to address these issues during and after pandemic circumstances. We describe a case study from a STEAM-oriented children’s museum where staff provided out-of-school-time learning through reciprocal and collaborative community partnerships.
NoteNo embargo COVID-19
VersionFinal accepted manuscript