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ERIC Number: ED504147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1554-5210
Media and Teaching about the Middle East
Kaviani, Khodadad
International Journal of Progressive Education, v5 n1 p24-44 Feb 2009
This qualitative study was conducted in 2006-2007 and found that teachers relied on a variety of readily available media to stay informed about the Middle East and used some of them in their teaching. Teachers tried to explain to their students that every Middle Eastern Muslim is not a terrorist and Iraq was not behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The guiding questions were: (1) What are the sources of news that teachers use to teach about the Middle East? (2) How do teachers use the media to teach about the Middle East in the post 9/11 schools? Semi-structured interviews were used to gather data and teachers' instructional plans were examined. The Uses and Gratification theory provided the conceptual framework and data were analyzed using the grounded theory. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran; Iraq; Washington