Media Literacy Around the World

Media Literacy Around the World

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At the dawn of the twenty-first century, education about and through the media has become a worldwide phenomenon, and is playing an increasingly important role in educational reform. The theory and practice of media education have profited greatly from recent and intensive development and application of new information and telecommunications technologies. Consequently, the importance of media and information literacy is taking on an even greater urgency. With this in mind, the contributors to this volume survey what has taken place over the last decade in different parts of the world, examine the current state of theoretical, conceptual, and research development, and consider where media education is going and where it ought to go. With two-thirds of its 22 contributions coming from outside the United States, Media Literacy around the World is a genuine international effort, with many leading media and information educators in the world taking part. The work converts the notion of globalism from a slogan into a working hypothesis. The concerns in this volume are with literacy not just in computer technology, but as a broad concern of the educational process.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 161.54 x 229.11 x 36.83mm | 748g
  • Transaction Publishers
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0765808544
  • 9780765808547

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"This is a topic of great importance, and this volume contains a solid core of credible scholars' opinions, research and informed perspective on the subject." - Claire Hoertz Badaracco, Publishing Research Quarterly; "Probably the best collection of essays I've seen in one volume on the philosophical underpinnings of media education and it should be in any teacher resource collection." - Derek Boles, editor, Mediacy; "An impressive collection...authored by educators from all over the world.... Overall this is a very comprehensive book. It is certainly worth having in the library of anyone concerned with media education." - Marian Cumpstey, Journal of Educational Media"
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About Robert Kubey

Robert Kubey is professor of communication, the School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies at Rutgers University.
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