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ERIC Number: EJ1114833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1551-0670
Rural Media Literacy: Youth Documentary Videomaking as a Rural Literacy Practice
Pyles, Damiana Gibbons
Journal of Research in Rural Education, v31 n7 2016
Through an analysis of a corpus of youth-produced documentary video data collected at a youth media arts organization in rural Appalachia, I explore how these rural youth engaged in media literacy practices through creating documentary videos about themselves and their community. Using a theoretical foundation in literacies research, especially rural literacies, I conducted a modal analysis of a set of documentaries produced by rural youth through which I develop a working definition of rural media literacy, a literacy practice that respects the knowledge, identities, and values of local, rural areas and people expressed through rural youths' media literacy productions.
Penn State University College of Education, Center on Rural Education and Communities. 310B Rackley Building, University Park, PA 16802. Tel: 814-863-2031; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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