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ERIC Number: ED123647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 20
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Views of Nonprint Media: A Case for Expanded Literacy.
Ruth, Deborah Dashow
The process of becoming literate today means both visual and verbal literacy. There is no need, however, to choose between print and nonprint media as teaching tools. Today's "new media" serve to expand and accentuate the world of printed words and provide valuable means of learning in and of themselves. Visual literacy implies developing an awareness and understanding of documentaries, network news programs, situation comedies, and other media presences which prevade our lives. Teaching toward an expanded literacy demands a change in teacher authority and a shattering of the misconception that the classroom is the realm of cognitive and not affective operations. Effective visual media for use in the classroom include films, radio, and daytime soap operas. A discussion process can tune student responses of plot retention, interpretation, emotion, and evaluation. In this manner, students may become aware, selective participants in the total media culture. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Secondary School English Conference (Boston, Massachusetts, April 2-4, 1976)