ERIC Number: EJ424959
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Using Critical Thinking to Identify Bias in the News Media: The Art of Critical Analysis.
Paul, Richard W.; Adamson, Kenneth R.
Social Studies Review, v29 n3 p11-28 Spr 1990
Urges social studies teachers to help students understand and identify sociocentric, national bias in the news media. Illustrates how the media fosters "us versus them" thinking and how word choice often reflects bias. Outlines activities to help students recognize bias. Provides weak and strong examples of students' analyses of bias in news stories. (CH)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Bias, Critical Thinking, Current Events, Egocentrism, Ethnocentrism, Evaluative Thinking, Instructional Materials, Language Usage, Learning Activities, Mass Media Effects, News Media, Secondary Education, Semantics, Social Attitudes, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, World Affairs
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A