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Marlatt, Rick – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
This practitioner article describes the recent implementation of critical media literacy (CML) activities in secondary teacher education at a large university in the Southwestern United States. Preservice teachers in a content area literacy course analyzed a variety of media coverage of events that occurred near their university. Using an…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Samuels, Janíce Tisha – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
This exploratory case study examines the National Youth Art Movement Against Gun Violence intervention launched in Chicago in 2017 that used public art and new media creation to engage youth in activism for gun violence prevention. Five African American and Latino youth artists participated in the program; the study focuses on three of the…
Descriptors: Violence, Weapons, Activism, Prevention
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Kohnen, Angela M.; Mertens, Gillian E.; Boehm, Shelby M. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
This paper describes the strategies 8th graders used to evaluate the credibility of unfamiliar websites after a curricular intervention. Website topics were somewhat contested, and students could navigate the open web in order to assess the credibility of the sites. Findings reveal that students were more likely to leave the presented webpages and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Information Literacy, Technological Literacy, Grade 8
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Liu, Helen – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
This study investigated adolescents' perception and attitudes towards gender representation in video game covers, and the degree to which these depictions may influence their notions on gender and identification. Seventeen participants ranging from ages 12 and 13 participated in semi-structured interviews to explore this topic. This study's…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, Gender Issues, Video Games
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Korona, Matthew – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
As an increasing number of teens are engaging in digital environments, they are becoming open to online misinformation often designed to further a variety of agendas. Online misinformation, or "fake news" as it is often referred to in popular culture, permeates all Web 2.0 technologies. Since English Language Arts curriculums often focus…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Language Arts, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Moorhouse, Emily; Brooks, Hayley – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
Sexual violence is a global phenomenon needing sustainable interventions. The article extends findings from media literacy scholars by exploring ways that critical media literacy (CML) pedagogies can be used to teach affirmative consent education for the purposes of violence prevention. The article is not a curriculum blue-print, as the pedagogies…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Violence, Prevention, Best Practices
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Scull, Tracy M.; Malik, Christina V.; Keefe, Elyse M. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
Media Aware Parent is an interactive, web-based program designed to equip parents to communicate with their adolescent child about sexual health and media by enhancing parental communication and media mediation skills, as well as provide them with medically-accurate sexual health knowledge. In a small feasibility study, 56 parents of 7th and 8th…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, Sexuality, Health Promotion
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Tenorio de Azevedo, Maria Rosalia – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
This case study reveals how a faith-based initiative offering structured teacher training in media literacy. The program is centered in Catholic Social Teaching, encouraging the use of critical media literacy in the classroom to aid the learning of social justice issues. The critical literacy of Paulo Freire serves as theoretical framework to help…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Social Justice, Critical Literacy, Teacher Education Programs
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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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Ciccone, Michelle – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
Digital conversation spaces have the potential to generate powerful collective intelligence, but only when users are thoughtful, reflective, and have experience interacting with diverse ideas. To be able to engage in online conversational spaces in this way, though, is not inherent or natural: it must be practiced. This article will argue that it…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Communication Skills, Computer Mediated Communication
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Abrams, Sandra Schamroth; Schaefer, Mary Beth; Ness, Daniel – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
This article features a collaborative autoethnographic examination of three adolescent-researchers' digital literacies. The participatory design punctuates the role of the adolescent-researchers as they explored their meaning-making practices. Such collaborative research, which included three adolescents and their parents, not only resurfaces…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Participatory Research, Media Literacy
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Hipeli, Eveline – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
In August 2018, a new school discipline, Media Literacy and Informatics, was introduced in Switzerland. This article provides an overview of the current situation regarding the new school discipline, and its development. The article shows how schools already taught Media Literacy and Informatics. The article also sheds light on what Swiss parents…
Descriptors: Information Science, Media Literacy, Parent Attitudes, Bias
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Evans, Jabari – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
Using a pilot program in one Chicago elementary school as a case study, this article reports findings of an ethnographic investigation on the impact of Hiphop based music education at the elementary school level. The findings describe how this program facilitated a process by which the youth participants were empowered through (a) identity…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Music Education, Program Effectiveness, Identification (Psychology)
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Kersch, Dorotea Frank; Lesley, Mellinee – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
In this paper, through an exploration into our experiences as educators concerned with marginalized populations of learners in secondary and post-secondary settings, we argue for a pedagogy that brings together the realities of 21st century literacy practices with critical media literacy. We present a framework for teaching critical media literacy…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Teaching Methods, Media Literacy, Literacy Education
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Farmer, Lesley S. J. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
The high profile of fake news reveals underlying trends in the production and consumption of news. While news literacy is a lifelong skill, the logical time to start teaching such literacy is in K-12 educational settings, so that all people have the opportunity to learn and practice news literacy. School librarians can play a critical role in…
Descriptors: News Reporting, Critical Literacy, Deception, Teaching Methods
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