ERIC Number: ED151809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Dealing with the Mass Media in Freshman Composition: Do We Have a Choice?
Delaney, Brian J.
Media literacy (particularly for television) should be taught in college freshman composition courses. Since young people watch a lot of television, they should understand the dynamics of that medium and be able to use interpretive and evaluative skills in selecting and viewing only the best of the medium. Since the methods of studying literature and media are basically the same, the responsibility to teach media literacy should fall to English teachers. If media literacy is developed early in the freshman composition course, the skills that students develop in dealing with the media can be carried over into considerations of literature. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Conference on English in the Two-Year College (13th, Nashville, Tennessee, February 16-18, 1978)