ERIC Number: ED403611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Introduction to Media Literacy Education and Media Literacy Education Bibliography.
Noting that media literacy education is mandated in almost every developed country in the world except the United States, this paper introduces the concept of media literacy education and presents a 32-item annotated bibliography on media literacy education. The paper defines media literacy as the ability to access, decode, analyze, evaluate, and produce communication in a variety of forms. The paper notes that some of the issues addressed by media literacy education are who produces media, how form relates to content, techniques used to deliver the media's message, the codes and conventions used to cue people in to how to respond, and to what extent people can accept media as harmless entertainment and when they must begin to question it as propaganda. The bibliography in the paper presents annotations of books published between 1985 and 1996 and is divided into sections on introductory reading, content reading for media literacy educators, and curriculum builders. A list of 7 additional resources and an appendix describing the Media Action Council's website are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Media Action Council of Indiana, Indianapolis.