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Dominguez, Camillo – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
Today's media spectacle is shaping societies, cultures, and even our own values and identities at a global scale. Even though media can be used to promote education, democratic self-expression, and social progress, it is often used to perpetuate social injustices, prejudice, and violence. Media texts are exponentially displayed in physical and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education
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French, Seth D.; Campbell, Jacob – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
Many competing voices are speaking about the state of American education and how it should be reformed in the best interest of students. Topics such as teachers unions, charter schools, and standardized tests are at the center of many of these discussions. How do we decipher what to believe amid such conflicting perspectives concerning these…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Critical Literacy, Resistance (Psychology), Educational Change
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Cherner, Todd S.; Curry, Kristal – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
The call for integrating media literacy into public education is not new. However, with the rise of "fake news" and sensationalism along with technology's ever-growing role in society, media literacy offers teachers and students a set of skills to analyze, critique, and respond to the information that appears before them in the digital…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Media Literacy, Critical Literacy
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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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Bulger, Monica; Davison, Patrick – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Media literacy has become a center of gravity for countering fake news, and a diverse array of stakeholders--from educators to legislators, philanthropists to technologists--have pushed significant resources toward media literacy programs. Media literacy, however, cannot be treated as a panacea. This paper provides a foundation for evaluating…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Educational Opportunities, Barriers, Definitions
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Friesem, Elizaveta – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Challenges of media and gender literacy classes include the danger of steering students towards "right" interpretations of media texts while simplifying the complex relationship between audiences and media texts. The current paper describes a case study that focused on two high school teachers who were motivated by their protectionist…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Gender Issues, Case Studies, High Schools
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Gretter, Sarah; Yadav, Aman – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Despite the numerous benefits of media & information literacy for students in today's digital society, the lack of teacher preparation in teaching media and information literacy skills suggests a gap between the societal rationale for students becoming media literate and the sustainable preparation of teachers. The purpose of this exploratory…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Media Literacy, Behavior Theories
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Feraria, Paulette J. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
This paper explores radio play as an alternative space for learning language and literacy for Jamaican students labeled as 'at-risk' learners. Through the creation of a make-believe radio station in the classroom, students developed oral language skills as a necessary precursor for social literacy. They connected reading and writing activities and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Radio, Secondary School Students
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Gerodimos, Roman – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Young people's engagement with urban public space has been facing a number of obstacles that reflect a lack of understanding of their needs, values and priorities. The emergence of digital devices and social media as integral elements of youth culture adds further urgency to the need to understand how young people themselves visually articulate…
Descriptors: Reflection, Photography, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Van Audenhove, Leo; Mariën, Ilse; Vanwynsberghe, Hadewijch – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Media literacy has gained in importance in policy discussions on media, digital media and the Internet in many countries. How do these policies develop and what can be learned? This case study explores the factors contributing to the successful formulation and implementation of media literacy in Flanders-Belgium. By examining the trajectory of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Media Literacy, Public Policy, Case Studies
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Bach, Amy J.; Wolfson, Todd; Crowell, Jessica K. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Harnessing scholarship focused on literacy and poverty, in this article we aim to complicate the common understanding of the digital divide. First, we argue that the dominant literature on the digital divide misses broader connections between technological exclusion and broader forms of economic and social exclusion. Accordingly, and following…
Descriptors: Poverty, Social Change, Interdisciplinary Approach, Technological Literacy
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Finucane, Margaret O.; Seiter, Linda M.; Gehlert, Nathan – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Digital media play an increasingly dominant role in reinforcing and challenging power inequality in social and institutional relationships. This paper describes how a service-learning component engaged students in community-based interactions that not only deepened their understanding of course content but also increased their commitment to…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Power Structure
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Begoray, Deborah; Brown, Alexis – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
In this paper, we examine how Indigenous and non-Indigenous adolescents identify media influences as health/wellness related. We conducted research over a six-week period in two alternative high school settings: a culture-based Indigenous education program at one school and an arts-based program at another school, both in the same small, Western…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Teaching Methods, Adolescents
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Bergstrom, Andrea M.; Flynn, Mark; Craig, Clay – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
While many studies have addressed the impact of media literacy interventions on knowledge of specific topic areas, fewer have explored improvements in media literacy skills as outcome measures. This study analyzed the impact of a media literacy intervention on participants' critical thinking skills and understanding of media literacy principles by…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, College Instruction, Critical Literacy, Intervention
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