ERIC Number: EJ775978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 23
Using Popular Media to Build Literacy
Heuer, Barbara P.
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n115 p55-62 Fall 2007
When an adult student from China says he learned English from listening to the radio or a literacy teacher mentions that she is reading a book recommended on "Oprah", they are illustrating how popular media are used for informal adult learning. This chapter examines some of the issues and implications surrounding how a sector of adult learners, literacy teachers and their students, use popular media in the form of television, videos, and magazines to build literacy.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Adult Literacy, Popular Culture, Mass Media Effects, Informal Education, Adult Learning, Media Literacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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