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Kunnath, Joshua P.; Jackson, Arika – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
As young people today are flooded with information from a multitude of sources, they must be prepared to perceive the potentially oppressive and nefarious nature of many texts. Critical literacy is a theory and strategy that allows young people, along with people of all ages, to achieve just this; however, teachers often experience difficulties…
Descriptors: Social Media, Critical Literacy, Consciousness Raising, Grade 11
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Greene, Kathryn; Yanovitzky, Itzhak; Carpenter, Amanda; Banerjee, Smita C.; Magsamen-Conrad, Kate; Hecht, Michael L.; Elek, Elvira – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Media literacy interventions offer promising avenues for the prevention of risky health behaviors among children and adolescents, but current literature remains largely equivocal about their efficacy. The primary objective of this study was to develop and test theoretically-grounded measures of audiences' degree of engagement with the content of…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Prevention, Learner Engagement, High School Students
Young, Joslyn Sarles – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
Media literacy, the abilities "to access, analyze, evaluate, and communicate information in a variety of forms" (NAMLE), is necessary to help people understand the information presented to them and make informed decisions. However, despite decades of work to include media literacy education in academic learning (Hobbs and Jensen 2009),…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, State Standards, Testing, Media Literacy