ERIC Number: ED416161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Media Literacy in Social Studies Teacher Education: Relating Meaning to Practice.
Hamot, Gregory E.; Shiveley, James M.; VanFossen, Phillip J.
This study reports on a survey of secondary social studies teacher educators to find out how they define media literacy and what aspects of their definitions they address in their social studies methods classes. Accepted definitions include media literacy as technical understanding and media literacy as critical theory. The questionnaire consisted of brief descriptions of 10 media literacy competencies. Respondents were to indicate which combination of these competencies best defined media literacy for them and which of these competencies were taught in their respective methods classes. The questionnaire was mailed to each of the 47 higher education institutions in Ohio that offered a secondary social studies teacher education program of degrees with certification in secondary social studies. Forty responses indicated considerable overlap between the two definitional categories of media literacy from which the key competencies were drawn. Media literacy as technical understanding was the primary definitional category identified by respondents. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio