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ERIC Number: ED439454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 7
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The Seven Great Debates in the Media Literacy Movement.
Hobbs, Renee
As the media literacy movement gains momentum in the United States, the increasingly diverse community of educators, community organizers and activists, scholars, social service and media professionals have a lot of issues to debate because media literacy can take many different forms. Moreover, the techniques of media analysis can be relevant to almost every major policy issue--both domestic and international--and media production makes it possible for people to contribute their voices to the complex, deep, and important issues for the 21st century. "Yes" or "No" responses to the following seven great debates will serve to build the basic principles of what media literacy will become over the next few years: (1) Does media literacy protect kids? (2) Does media literacy require student media production activities? (3) Should media literacy have a popular culture bias? (4) Should media literacy have a stronger ideological agenda? (5) Can media literacy ever reach large numbers of students in K-12 American schools? (6) Should media literacy initiatives be supported financially by media organizations? and (7) Is media literacy best understood as simply a means to an end? (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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