ERIC Number: ED408233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Forming Values in the Media Age. Sourcebook for Media Literacy Education in Catholic Schools and Parishes.
This sourcebook provides background materials and teaching suggestions for Catholic Church educators implementing a media literacy program. The six chapters are: Chapter 1, "Why Media Literacy?," recognizes the Catholic Church's challenge and a call for critical consciousness. Chapter 2, "The Four Principles of Media Literacy," is subdivided into: (1) "Media Construct Reality"; (2) "Media Use Identifiable Techniques"; (3) "Media Are Businesses with Commercial Interests"; and (4) "Media Present Ideologies and Value Messages." Chapter 3, "Christian Discernment in a Mass-Mediated Culture," contains a "Theological Reflection" by James McDonnell. Chapter 4, "How to Introduce Media Literacy in Your Pastoral Setting," contains: (1) "The Pastoral Circle: Making the Values Connection"; (2) "Media Literacy and the Question of Production"; (3) "How to Use Sample Sessions"; (4) "Building Blocks for Curriculum Planning: 'Explore and Connect'"; and (5) "Video Overview and Integration: 'Challenging the Image Culture.'" Chapter 5, "Sample Sessions: Working with Youth," provides the following sample sessions for "You Are What You Watch": (1) Junior High: "In Your Face and Your Pocket: Who's after Your Allowance?"; (2) Senior High: "Get the Scoop: Is it True News?"; and (3) Late Adolescent: "Who Do You Say I Am? Fashion, Ads, and Beauty." Chapter 6, "Sample Sessions: Working with Adults," provides sample sessions for "The Work of Our Hands: Idolatry in the Consumer Culture": (1) Adult Faith Formation: "The New Religion: Advertising"; (2) Peace and Justice: "Rights and Responsibilities in the Media Age"; (3) Family Life/Marriage Preparation: "TV Families: Myths, Make Believe, and Magic"; and (4) Teachers and Leaders: "The Gospel Challenge of Media Literacy." The appendix includes: (1) "Create Your Own Session: Outline Format"; (2) "Ideas for Additional Sessions"; (3) Overhead Master #1: "The Pastoral Circle"; and (4) Overhead Master #2: "The Four Principles of Media Literacy." Sample sessions are included. (EH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Catholic Schools, Churches, Culture, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Literacy, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Mass Media Use, Media Research, Public Opinion, Religion, Religion Studies, Secondary Education, Social Influences, Social Studies, Television, Television Research
Center for Media and Values, 1962 South Shenandoah, Los Angeles, CA 90034; telephone: (310) 559-2944.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: United States Catholic Conference, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Media and Values, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: A project of the Catholic Communication Campaign.