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ERIC Number: ED424602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun-27
Pages: 31
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Media Literacy and the Policymaking Process: A Framework for Understanding Influences on Potential Educational Policy Outputs.
Yates, Bradford L.
This paper examines some of the key public policy implications of the media literacy movement using D. Easton's (1965) model of the policymaking process. The model has six elements: (1) demands and supports; (2) policymakers; (3) policy outputs; (4) policy outcomes; (5) feedback; and (6) environment. Each element is vital to understanding the policymaking process; however, the most relevant parts of the model for this discussion about media literacy policy issues are the environment and the demands and supports. Highlights of the discussion include a definition of media literacy, an analysis of television's impact on the climate of education, a history of early critical viewing skills programs, an overview of the current media literacy movement, and speculation about future policymaking and its impact. (Contains 1 figure, 4 notes, and 50 references.) (Author/NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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