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ERIC Number: EJ1178723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2167-8715
Too Much of a Good Thing? How Teachers' Enthusiasm May Lead to Protectionism in Exploring Media & Gender
Friesem, Elizaveta
Journal of Media Literacy Education, v10 n1 p134-147 2018
Challenges of media and gender literacy classes include the danger of steering students towards "right" interpretations of media texts while simplifying the complex relationship between audiences and media texts. The current paper describes a case study that focused on two high school teachers who were motivated by their protectionist concerns to analyze media representations of gender with students. The study aims to answer the question: Can teachers' enthusiasm lead to protectionism in media and gender classes, and if so, what does that look like? The author concludes that teachers passionate about shielding students from problematic ideologies may miss out on the complexity of media representations and students' opinions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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