ERIC Number: ED477762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Where Are We Going and How Can We Get There? General Findings from the UNESCO Youth Media Education Survey, 2001. Occasional Paper.
Buckingham, David; Domaille, Kate
This paper presents a summary of some key findings from a UNESCO survey undertaken to assess the scale and reach of media education throughout the world. In June 2001, a questionnaire was sent to 72 experts on media education in 52 countries worldwide. These individuals, who included academics, policymakers and educational advisers, had been identified by means of a review of existing print and Web-based contact lists. By mid-October 2001, 45 replies had been received from a total of 38 countries, representing approximately a two-thirds rate of return by country. In addition, the authors undertook an extensive review of print and Web-based materials relating to media education. The questionnaire addressed three key areas: media education in schools (the extent, aims and conceptual basis of current provision; the nature of assessment; and the role of production by students); partnerships (the involvement of media industries and media regulators in media education; the role of informal youth groups; the provision of teacher education); and the development of media education (research and evaluation of media education provision; the main needs of educators; obstacles to future development; and the potential contribution of UNESCO). On the basis of the analysis, this paper begins by offering some very broad generalizations about the overall state of development of media education. This is followed by a discussion of some of the more specific issues addressed in the questionnaire survey, and by a summary of the respondents' recommendations for future action in the field. (Contains 40 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Educational Media, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Surveys, Technology Education
Centre for Language in Education, c/o Research & Graduate School of Education, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK SO17 1BJ. For full text: http://www.ccsonline.org.uk/mediacentre/Research_Projects/unesco_survey.html/.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southampton Univ. (England). Centre for Language Education.