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ERIC Number: EJ885521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0077-5762
The Canadian Experience: Leading the Way
Pungente, John J.; Duncan, Barry; Anderse, Neil
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v104 n1 p140-160 Apr 2005
Media literacy educators from the United States regularly pay homage to their colleagues in Canada. Canadians have talked about, thought about, taught about, and written about media literacy for many years. Canada first hosted a World Conference in media literacy in Guelph, Ontario, in 1990, and all provinces in Canada now include media literacy in the curriculum. The media literacy movement in Canada has been around since the late 1960s, beginning with stand-alone credits in media study, and taking off in the 1980s as the result of a concerted effort by educators and media creators. Because of Canada's proximity and links to the United States and its leadership in media literacy, this chapter offers an historical overview of the development of media education in Canada, the theory informing Canadian practice, common classroom practices and approaches, comments about some significant resources, and conclusions and implications for future work. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States