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Young, Joslyn Sarles – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
Media literacy, the abilities "to access, analyze, evaluate, and communicate information in a variety of forms" (NAMLE), is necessary to help people understand the information presented to them and make informed decisions. However, despite decades of work to include media literacy education in academic learning (Hobbs and Jensen 2009),…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, State Standards, Testing, Media Literacy
Young, Joslyn Sarles – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
This article looks at media literacy education as a critical part of education for today's youth, focusing not only on the critical thinking and technical skills it provides, but also the other side of these programs--the many social benefits they offer in addition to their skill development. To draw attention to this quieter side of media…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Literacy Education, Critical Thinking, Skill Development