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Media literacy as civics education in the age of globalization: toward a model for critical global media literacy

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2009-01-30
Title: Media literacy as civics education in the age of globalization: toward a model for critical global media literacy.
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Name(s): Nam, Siho, creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Conference Presentation
Date Issued: 2009-01-30
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Libraries’ Digital Library [digital object]
Physical Description: 1 Conference paper text/pdf (ca. 16 p.): digital. Program text/pdf (ca. 10 p.): digital.
Language(s): English
Identifier: 186467 (digitool), FADT186467 (IID), fau:31888 (fedora)
Note(s): Global democracy is increasingly being influenced by the global networks of communication and media. Thus, our students cannot be fully literate without a deep understanding of the nature, mechanism, and consequences of the global media. It is within this context that this paper aims to position critical global media literacy as an indispensable component of civics education in the 21st century. In so doing, the paper first lays out the theoretical background informed by both critical pedagogical theory and critical globalization theories. It proceeds then to build a model for critical global media literacy comprising four analytically distinct yet inherently interrelated levels of inquiry: 1. the political economy of global media; 2. the international flow of news and culture; 3. media representation of international events; and 4. global media policy and regulation. Finally, the paper concludes by briefly discussing the current status and prospects of global media literacy education in the U.S. higher education. Also, it provides a list of media resources that may be useful for concerned educators.
Subject(s): Communication -- Political aspects
Adult education -- United States
Information society -- Political aspects
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/186467
Restrictions on Access: Electronic version created 2009, Florida Atlantic University
Host Institution: FAU

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Title: Media literacy as civics education in the age of globalization: toward a model for critical global media literacy.
Name(s): Nam, Siho, creator
Jack Miller Forum
Department of Political Science
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Conference Presentation
Date Issued: 2009-01-30
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Florida
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 16 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: 186467 (digitool), FADT186467p (IID)
Note(s): Global democracy is increasingly being influenced by the global networks of communication and media. Thus, our students cannot be fully literate without a deep understanding of the nature, mechanism, and consequences of the global media. It is within this context that this paper aims to position critical global media literacy as an indispensable component of civics education in the 21st century. In so doing, the paper first lays out the theoretical background informed by both critical pedagogical theory and critical globalization theories. It proceeds then to build a model for critical global media literacy comprising four analytically distinct yet inherently interrelated levels of inquiry: 1. the political economy of global media; 2. the international flow of news and culture; 3. media representation of international events; and 4. global media policy and regulation. Finally, the paper concludes by briefly discussing the current status and prospects of global media literacy education in the U.S. higher education. Also, it provides a list of media resources that may be useful for concerned educators.
Subject(s): Communication -- Political aspects
Adult education -- United States
Information society -- Political aspects
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FADT186467p
Use and Reproduction: Author retains rights.
Host Institution: FAU

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