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Meehan, Jessica; Ray, Brandi; Walker, Amanda; Wells, Sunny; Schwarz, Gretchen – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Current preoccupations in teacher education reform include data gathering, teaching technique, and preparing PK-12 students for standardized tests. The purpose of American education has been reduced to economic benefit. Concerns with ethical behavior, the good life, and democratic citizenship have fallen by the wayside except perhaps in a single…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education Curriculum, Preservice Teachers
Schwarz, Gretchen; Crenshaw, Christina – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
Graphic novels are "hot." They show up everywhere from book stores to TV shows. Educators, too, are discovering the possibilities for graphic novels across the curriculum. Among the possibilities, educators can explore the graphic novel as a bildungsroman, a coming of age story--an old genre in the literary canon appearing in a new medium. The…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Media Literacy, Cartoons, Novels