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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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AlNajjar, Abeer – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
This paper challenges the dominant patronizing approach to youth and media in the Middle East and argues that the calls for censorship of youth media exposure are obsolete and counterproductive. It argues that although censorship advocates have a legitimate concern over media risks, their approaches are ineffective, short-lived and alienating,…
Descriptors: Censorship, Media Literacy, Critical Literacy, Semitic Languages
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Kersch, Dorotea Frank; Lesley, Mellinee – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
In this paper, through an exploration into our experiences as educators concerned with marginalized populations of learners in secondary and post-secondary settings, we argue for a pedagogy that brings together the realities of 21st century literacy practices with critical media literacy. We present a framework for teaching critical media literacy…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Teaching Methods, Media Literacy, Literacy Education
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Bhatia, Kiran Vinod – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Articulation of religious guidelines in the political milieu never takes place in a disembodied form; rather politically inscribed religious discourses are embedded within and conveyed through specific institutional channels, including media organizations and education institutions. My experiences of working as a media educator in villages in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Elementary School Students, Knowledge Level
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Melki, Jad P. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
The role of new media in the Arab uprisings and the news of widespread surveillance of digital and mobile media have triggered a renewed interest in Arab audiences research, particularly as it pertains to these audiences' critical abilities and digital media literacy competencies. Taken for granted have been Arab youth's widespread use of social…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Arabs, Audiences
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Todorova, Miglena S. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
In a culture dominated by images, what is the capacity of radio-making to enact the ideals and meet the objectives of critical medial literacy education that empowers learners and expands democracy? This article conceptualizes a radio-based critical media literacy approach drawing upon a course project called "Borderless Radio," where…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Begoray, Deborah L.; Banister, Elizabeth M.; Wharf Higgins, Joan; Wilmot, Robin – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
This article presents qualitative research on young adolescents' abilities in communicating and evaluating health messages in advertising especially how they understand and create gendered identities. A group of grade 6-8 students learned about media techniques and movie making. In groups divided by gender, they created iMovie advertisements for…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Health, Media Literacy, Critical Literacy
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