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Sekarasih, Laras; Walsh, Kimberly R.; Scharrer, Erica – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
This study investigated the following research question: How do sixth-graders respond to a media literacy lesson that was designed to, among other goals, introduce the concept of the presence of commercial interest in media production, particularly regarding the prevalence of media violence? Forty-seven responses were analyzed thematically using…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Violence, Mass Media Effects, Media Literacy
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Scharrer, Erica – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2009
A 5-session curricular unit on the topic of face-to-face conflict mediation and on-screen media violence was administered to 85 sixth graders. Repeated measures analyses were employed to study the 57 students for whom matched questionnaires were available. Results show students became more likely to choose a non-aggressive approach to two of three…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Conflict, Violence, Teaching Methods