Teaching Beyond Borders
Edited By Belinha S. De Abreu and Melda N. Yildiz
Part 4: Take Action
Part 4 Take Action 15. Global Education Resources MelDa n. YilDiz anD Belinha s. De aBreu “If we cannot bring our own cultural contest into perspective, then we cannot take the perspective of culturally-different others. And when we cannot take the perspective of others, we cannot imagine their reality, we cannot be competent in the intercultural communication demanded by multicultural societies and global intentionalities.” -—Milton Bennett, 2004 This final chapter provides a compilation of resources from organizations all over the world that consider the value of global media literacy education. The list is not exhaustive nor necessarily inclusive, but as comprehensive as possi- ble, to give the reader insights and ideas for further thinking in this area. The sites provided have been used widely by teachers, researchers, and activists for the purpose of learning or moving forward the conversation on global media literacy. Note: Many of the summaries provided were reproduced from the orga- nization’s websites in order to keep the information intact and be true to their foundational purpose. Resources Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME) http://www.acmecoalition.org Offers a bi-annual conference and a discussion listserv for members. Local chapters have occasional meetings and regional conferences in Northern Cal- ifornia, Vermont, Missouri, New York, and New Mexico. 242 MelDa n. YilDiz anD Belinha s. De aBreu Alliance for Civilizations http://www.unaoc.org A United Nations initiative created in 2005 under the initial sponsorship of the governments of Spain and Turkey. Currently, there are 77 member states and 13 intergovernmental...
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