ERIC Number: ED460879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Beyond Blame: Challenging Violence in the Media. Leader's Guide D: Teen/Adult Classes and Groups.
Osborn, Barbara Bliss
This guide provides an approach for high school educators and instructors of adult learners to teach media literacy and promote an informed public conversation about the impact of violent imagery in the culture today. Five key goals govern the program: (1) to reduce exposure to media violence; (2) to change the impact of violent images that are seen; (3) to locate and explore alternatives to media that focus on violence to solve conflict; (4) to uncover and challenge the cultural, economic, and political supports for media violence; and (5) to introduce skills of media advocacy and organizing for change. The lessons in this guide include: (1) "What Do People Believe about Media Violence?" (2) "Where Do You Stand on Media Violence?" (3) "The News: If It Bleeds, It Leads" (4)"Sports, Sportsmanship and the Media"; (5) "Damsels in Distress: Women and Violence"; (6) "Media Heroes, Real Heroes"; and (7) Private Gain or Public Good?" Eleven reproducible handouts accompany the lessons. (EH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Antisocial Behavior, Conflict Resolution, High Schools, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Media Research, Prosocial Behavior, Violence
Center for Media Literacy, 1962 South Shenandoah Street, Los Angeles, CA 90034.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Center for Media Literacy, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: For other "Beyond Blame" units, see SO 026 169, SO 026 182-183; and ED 413 249. Videotape not available from ERIC.