ERIC Number: EJ721787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
The Relevance of Media Education in Primary Schools in Hong Kong in the Age of New Media: A Case Study
Cheung, C. K.
Educational Studies, v31 n4 p361-374 Dec 2005
In this age of new media, children are exposed to media messages at an early age. What can we do when the mass media exert such a great influence on children? One proposal has been for the introduction of a new school subject: media education. Though media education has not been part of the official curriculum in Hong Kong, some schools, both primary and secondary, have tried it out. This paper argues for the desirability of introducing media education in primary schools in Hong Kong, with regard to social change, recent education reform and learning initiatives of primary pupils. It then draws on the findings of a study conducted in a local primary school to examine the views of pupils, parents, and teachers on the effects on pupils of the implementation of media education lessons and campus radio projects in this age of new media.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Educational Change, Journalism Education, Mass Media Effects, Elementary Schools, Media Literacy, Program Effectiveness, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Primary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong