Teaching Media Literacy
by Belinha S. De Abreu
American Library Association, 2019
Paper: 978-0-8389-1721-3 | eISBN: 978-0-8389-4611-4
Library of Congress Classification P96.M4D4 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 302.23071


Foreword by Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director, National Association for Media Literacy Education
Preface by Denise E. Agosto

Though media literacy and information literacy are intertwined, there are important differences; and there has never been a more urgent need for an incisive examination of the crucial role librarians and other educators can play in teaching the skills necessary to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media. Media literate youth and adults are better able to understand the complex messages emanating from television, movies, radio, the internet, news outlets, magazines, books, billboards, video games, music, and all other forms of media.  In this book, international expert De Abreu melds advice from a diverse array of practitioners and subject experts with her own research findings to examine how consuming media and technology impacts the learning of K–12 students, tackling such paramount issues as

  • fake news/alternative facts;
  • critical thinking
  • digital literacy and digital citizenship;
  • social inclusion and equity;
  • global interconnectivity; and
  • social justice and advocacy.
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