ERIC Number: ED315393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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Thinking Skills and Propaganda Detection.
Price, John L.; Mann, George
This paper points out that one of the most appropriate and needed areas in which students should engage in critical thinking is in their everyday responses to messages aimed at them in attempts to persuade and convince them to buy or believe something. Ten commonly used tactics noted in the media are described. Examples are given of slanted or distorted messages from the field of advertising. It is emphasized that critical thinking and discernment must be practiced constantly when encountering political messages that may be misleading or deceiving. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Little Rock, AR, November 7-10, 1989).