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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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Belinha S. De Abreu, Ph.D., is a media literacy educator and Director/Assistant Professor of the Practice in Educational Technology at Fairfield University in Connecticut. She is the author/editor of several papers/books, including Media Literacy in Action: Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives (2014) and Media Literacy, Social Networking, and the Web 2.0 Environment for the K–12 Educator (Peter Lang, 2011). Follow @belmedia Melda N. Yildiz, Ed.D, is a global scholar and teacher educator. She served as the first Fulbright Scholar in Turkmenistan. She received her Ed.D. in math and science and instructional technology from the University of Massachusetts, her M.S. in instructional technology from Southern Connecticut State University, and her B.A. in teaching English as a foreign language from Bogazici University in Turkey.

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