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Global Media Literacy in a Digital Age

Teaching Beyond Borders


Edited By Belinha S. De Abreu and Melda N. Yildiz

How do we connect with one another? How do the media portray different cultures and beliefs? What messages are often omitted from media? How do we connect what we see in the worldwide media to the classroom? This book, divided into four parts, serves to answer many of these questions. In Part 1, readers are provided with a historical look at media literacy education while glimpsing the future of this educational movement. Part 2 curates voices from around the globe, from practitioners to researchers, who provide a look at issues that are of consequence in our worldwide society. Part 3 focuses on education through cases studies that give educational perspectives and assessment opportunities. The final section, «Take Action», offers the reader resources for growing global media literacy around the world. This timely resource provides a look at how media literacy education has become a global and interconnected dialogue brought about by the evolution of technology.


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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) 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 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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