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ERIC Number: EJ901651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
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ISSN: ISSN-1745-4999
The European Charter for Media Literacy: Meaning and Potential
Bachmair, Ben; Bazalgette, Cary
Research in Comparative and International Education, v2 n1 p80?87 2007
This article offers a brief outline of the background, origins and purposes of the European Charter for Media Literacy. The Charter constitutes a new approach to the formation of a network of media educators in Europe. Rather than proposing a bureaucratic organisation with formal membership, it offers a consensual definition of media literacy to which organisations and individuals can demonstrate their affiliation simply by signing the Charter online. The steady growth of registered visitors to the European Charter for Media Literacy website, and the number of Charter signatories nearing 200, indicates widespread interest and support for the concept; however, the effectiveness of the Charter as a catalyst for debate and collaboration remains to be proved. (Contains 1 table and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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