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ERIC Number: ED504855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Media Literacy Education in the Balkan Countries: The Greece and Turkey Case
Tanriverdi, Belgin
Online Submission, Presented at the International Conference on Further Education in the Balkan Countries (10th, Konya,Turkey, Oct 23-28, 2008).
The mass communication process via (mass) media has a great potential of reaching people all around the world. This may foster cosmopolitanism and democracy, but it also holds the danger of an increasing manipulation because of the fact that media can never be neutral and value-free. While some studies do not see a harmful impact of media, most come to the conclusion, that media can have a negative influence on children's actions and views. Media literacy education can be an alternative to these ways of censorship and represents an effective approach to widely shared concerns about the mass media's influence on people. In this study, formal education systems in Greece and Turkey are compared and contrasted in terms of media literacy education. At the end of the study, it was understood that media literacy education in both countries has not found its way in the curriculum of primary and secondary education as it is recommended by some initiatives such as UNESCO, European Council etc. (Contains 6 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece; Turkey