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ERIC Number: ED424601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
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Media Education's Present and Future: A Survey of Teachers.
Yates, Bradford L.
Over 350 surveys were distributed to public and private elementary and secondary school teachers to assess the current state of media education and to determine if changes have occurred given the increase in educator awareness of media education benefits, media literacy advocacy groups, media education resources, and changes in technology. Specific areas of inquiry included the importance of teaching media literacy, competency to teach media literacy, teachers' classroom media use, teachers' perceptions of students' media skills and understanding, sources of media education materials, and barriers to media education. Results indicate an overwhelming support for media education goals and values; however, only two-thirds of the respondents reported addressing media in the classroom. Lack of time and materials were reported as the most common barriers to media education. Significant differences were found between public and private school teachers' perceptions of students' media understanding competencies. (Contains 15 tables of data, 13 references, and 12 notes; a sample survey is appended.) (Author/NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A