Teaching Youth to Critically Read and Create Media- Second Edition
This book has been made possible by the generous support of many people. I want to thank everyone who helped me with the original edition in 2009, as well as the people who assisted me with this second edition. I am deeply indebted to Shirley Steinberg and her late husband, Joe Kincheloe, for recognizing the value of this work and agreeing to publish the first edition. Then again it was Shirley, while co-presenting at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting (AERA), who suggested we publish a second edition. This is a wonderful opportunity to update the work and add chapters about photography and teacher education. From the beginning of this project, while I was still teaching elementary school, Doug Kellner and Rhonda Hammer saw the potential in me and my work. They encouraged me to enter the PhD program at UCLA and investigate critical media literacy as a serious academic study. Since that time, they have been my mentors and cherished friends.
My formal academic career began at Vermont College in beautiful Montpelier, Vermont, where I benefited enormously from my academic advisors, Richard Hathaway and Narain Batra. They guided me on my initial investigations about photography and media literacy as tools for social justice. I am also indebted to Elizabeth Thoman and Tessa Jolls, the first two people to ← ix | x → put me on the track of educating teachers about media literacy. While working at the Center for Media Literacy with them, I learned about...
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