ERIC Number: ED478611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Teaching Youth Media: A Critical Guide to Literacy, Video Production, & Social Change. The Series on School Reform.
This book explores the power of using media education to help urban teenagers develop their critical thinking and literacy skills. Drawing on 20 years of experience working with inner-city youth at the Educational Video Center (EVC) in New York City, the author looks at both the problems and possibilities of this model of media education. Highlights include: the changes schools and after-school programs need to make in order to create media education that empowers students to change their world; the intersection of literacy and culture as youth learn to analyze information from a variety of sources, including television, newspapers, books, films, school, church, and lives outside of school; case studies of students and teachers engaged in making video documentaries at EVC and in an alternative high school; the practical day-to-day challenges faced by professional developers and teachers working to change the way education is practiced in their classes and schools; the profound "disconnect" that results when teachers and curriculum fail to recognize the social and cultural contexts in which urban students live; and the critical thinking and technical video arts skills students develop as they learn to collaboratively conduct interviews, research, shoot, log, and edit their documentaries. (Contains 64 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Critical Thinking, Documentaries, Literacy, Mass Media, Models, Secondary Education, Social Change, Urban Youth, Videotape Recordings
Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 (paperback: ISBN-0-8077-4288-0, $18.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-8077-4289-9, $42). Tel: 800-575-6566 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.tcpress.com/index.html/.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)