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Levitt, Alan; Denniston, Bob – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2014
This article describes and reflects upon efforts to generate greater support for media literacy and critical thinking within the strategies and programs of the Federal government in the early 1990s to about 2005 primarily among agencies with an interest in youth substance abuse prevention. Beginning with their personal reflections on discovering…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Substance Abuse, Prevention, Public Agencies
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Cherow-O'Leary, Renee – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2014
This essay is a personal reflection on the implementation of "Creating Critical Viewers," a national media literacy program sponsored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), an industry association, in 1995. The television industry's decision to develop a media literacy curriculum in the 1990s was a powerful…
Descriptors: Essays, Media Literacy, Curriculum Development, Critical Viewing
Higgins, Joan Wharf; Begoray, Deborah – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
In Canada, as elsewhere, there is considerable concern about adolescents' health. Much of the blame is thought to lie in the social context for today's adolescents and their interaction with and dependence on various media. Yet, it is not clear whether and how adolescents learn to engage critically with media messages about health. Emerging from…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Media Literacy, Social Environment, Foreign Countries