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ERIC Number: EJ833704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Teaching and Reaching the Millennial Generation through Media Literacy
Considine, David; Horton, Julie; Moorman, Gary
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v52 n6 p471-481 Mar 2009
These are times of rapid technological change that challenge all educators. The children currently in school--often referred to as the "Millennial Generation"--have always been immersed in Information Communication Technology. Millennials bring to school a rich set of literacy skills that allows them instant communication and access to a wealth of information. However, Millennials lack the basic academic skills, as well as the media literacy skills, to cope with the barrage of messages they confront every day. This article provides a description of the defining characteristics of the Millennial Generation and discusses the need for systematic instruction in media literacy, concluding with specific suggestions for instruction. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A