Media Literacy Around the World

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2001-04-30
  • Publisher: Routledge

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At the dawn of the twenty-first century, education about and through the media has become a worldwide phenomenon, and is playing an increasingly important role in educational reform. The theory and practice of media education have profited greatly from recent and intensive development and application of new information and telecommunications technologies. Consequently, the importance of media and information literacy is taking on an even greater urgency. With this in mind, the contributors to this volume survey what has taken place over the last decade in different parts of the world, examine the current state of theoretical, conceptual, and research development, and consider where media education is going and where it ought to go.With two-thirds of its 22 contributions coming from outside the United States, Media Literacy around the World is a genuine international effort, with many leading media and information educators in the world taking part. The work converts the notion of globalism from a slogan into a working hypothesis. The concerns in this volume are with literacy not just in computer technology, but as a broad concern of the educational process.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 2001 Edition ix
Media Education: The Evolution Continues
Acknowledgments xv
Preface xvii
Brent D. Ruben
Introduction Media Education: Portraits of an Evolving Field 1(14)
Robert Kubey
PART I: Where We've Been and Where We're Going
A Rationale for Media Education
Len Masterman
An Agenda for the Second Phase of Media Literacy Development
Cary Bazalgette
Media Literacy: From a Report of the National Leadership Conference on Media Literacy
Patricia Aufderheide
PART II: Theoretical and Conceptual Perspectives
The Theoretical Foundations of Media Education Programs
Jacques Piette
Luc Giroux
Visual ``Literacy'' in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Paul Messaris
Expanding the Concept of Literacy
Renee Hobbs
PART III: International Perspectives
Media and Arts Education: A Global View from Australia
Peter Greenaway
Textual Pleasures and Moral Dilemmas: Teaching Media Literacy in England
Andrew Hart
A Much Debated Consensus: Media Literacy in Israel
Dafna Lemish
Peter Lemish
Media Education for a Critical Citizenry in South Africa
Costas Criticos
PART IV: Curricular and Research Perspectives
Media Literacy: A Compelling Component of School Reform and Restructuring
David M. Considine
Making Media Literate: Educating Future Media Workers at the Undergraduate Level
Maire Messenger Davies
Multimedia Education: Media Literacy in the Age of Digital Culture
David Buckingham
Julian Sefton-Green
Living with the Tiger: Media Curriculum Issues for the Future
Robyn Quin
Barrie McMahon
Media Literacy in the Home: Acquisition versus Deficit Models
Roger Desmond
In Favor of ``Bad News'': An Experiment in Teaching the Role of the Press in Israel
Tamar Liebes
PART V: Perspectives on Computer, Information, and ``Museum'' Literacy
Can Computers Turn Teaching Inside-Out, Transform Education, and Redefine Literacy?
W. Lambert Gardiner
Interactive Technology in the Classroom: A Case Study with Illiterate Adults
Micheline Frenette
Network Literacy in an Electronic Society: An Educational Disconnect?
Charles R. McClure
Literacy in the Information Age School: Skills for Lifelong Learning
Carol C. Kuhlthau
``The Tools Tell the Story'': Toward an Analysis of the ``Museum Experience''
Tamar Katriel
Contributors 463(6)
Author Index 469(8)
Subject Index 477

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