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This resource helps secondary teachers develop media literacy across the curriculum and features a CD-ROM that contains examples of high-quality student work drawn from case studies.

Back to the Future: Possibilities and Pitfalls for Media Literacy
Back to the future: Possibilities and pitfalls for media literacy

In many ways attention to media literacy seems to have a bright future, in education and in wider society, in the UK and in the world at large. In Chapter 1 we cited the emphatic endorsement of the importance of media literacy by the then UK Culture Secretary, Tessa Jowell. In the UK education system the number of specialist media colleges has grown from 1997, when Parkside was the only one, to a current community of more than fifty schools. A new media education association has been formed, to develop collaboration between media educators (http://www.mediaedassociation.org.uk). Internationally, media literacy is a live issue in the European Union, ...

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