ERIC Number: ED370573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Visual Literacy across the Curriculum.
Semali, Ladislaus M.
Some steps toward the integration of media and visual literacy across the curriculum of secondary school classrooms are described, focusing on a project in Pennsylvania that uses collaborative processes to involve educators at secondary and higher levels in the design, development, and implementation of a statewide integrated framework for visual arts and media education. A field study of current practices in the use of critical media education in classrooms that involves 30 elementary and secondary school teachers indicates that few classrooms teach analysis or interpretation of media, with teachers in only 2 out of 10 schools having any critical media education in their classrooms. Most teachers use media tools merely to illustrate instruction. The baseline information gathered to date indicates the timeliness and need for such a project. A media literacy course for preservice teachers at Pennsylvania State University has been implemented with the aim of ensuring teacher competence in the analysis and interpretation of media. Appendix lists outcome based media education goals as defined in the February 1993 issue of "Pennsylvania Education." (Contains 7 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Visual Literacy in the Digital Age: Selected Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (25th, Rochester, New York, October 13-17, 1993); see IR 055 055.