ERIC Number: ED441234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Blending Cultural, Academic, and Technological Communication: Literacy for the New Millennium.
A combination of traditional reading, media, and Internet information sources is necessary in today's educational sphere to bridge cultural differences, engage students' realms of experience, and promote academic and cultural literacy. A key issue for educators today is to utilize and extend the vehicles students are currently using in order to enhance critical thinking skills. Students often come to basic writing classes as academic outsiders, literate in their neighborhoods, often technologically socialized, but lacking the literacy of higher learning. The kinds of literacy skills students must have to function in today's world include an understanding of intertextuality, a validation of many kinds of texts, and the ability to sort through positions on a topic. Discussion around contradictory visual images such as in advertisements can show how information affects response and how a range of sources is needed to draw reasonable conclusions. Students must be taught to evaluate the media sources they use in relationship to other printed information. (EF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A