The New Media Literacy Handbook: An Educator's
Guide to Bringing New Media into the Classroom
by Cornelia Brunner & William Tally
An invaluable resource for educators seeking
information on, and guidance in, navigating through the vast new media landscape.
The book has been designed to help teachers develop their own visual literacy skills,
become more sophisticated and reflective users of media in the classroom and in general,
and develop evaluation criteria for media products. Further, the authors provide
information on how new media can be used in several academic disciplines, such as
language arts, history, science, art. Grades 8-12 (1999). Softcover. $22.00.
Cultural Studies Goes to School:
Reading and Teaching Popular Media
by David Buckingham & Julian Sefton-Green
The first part of the book provides
detailed analysis of students' readings and uses of popular media,
ranging from computer games
and soap operas to comics and rap music, and develops a social theory
of reading that acknowledges the complex roles of gender, 'race,'
and social class. The second
part describes a number of classroom projects involving both critical
and practical aspects of media education. High School (1994). Softcover.
Teaching Popular Culture: Beyond Radical
Edited by David Buckingham
In recent years, the hyperbolic rhetoric
"critical pedagogy" has come under attack not only from theoretical
perspectives such as feminism, anti-racism and postmodernism, but
also in light of actual classroom
experiences. The notion that teachers might "liberate" students
through rationalistic forms of ideological critique has been increasingly
only on the grounds of its political arrogance, but also because
of its ineffectiveness in practice. This book seeks to move beyond
the limitations of these debates and
to explore positive alternatives. (1998). Softcover. $42.95.
More Than Words: An Introduction to Communication,
by Richard Dimbledy & Graeme Burton
The authors cover the essential elements of
communication, including communication between individuals and groups, in organisations
and through mass media and new technologies. The third edition features case studies
and assignments, and a new series of key questions to help students understand central
concepts in communication studies. (1998) University. Softcover. $32.99.
Mass Media and Popular Culture, Version
by Barry Duncan, Janine D'Ippolito,
Cam MacPhereson & Carolyn Wilson
Asks the student to examine
critically some of the most important media issues of our time.
Organized as a textbook
which defines and examines the various types of media, chapter topics
include Teen Representation, Media and Gender, Media Environments,
Global Citizen, and Living in Cyberspace, among others. The book is part
of a media literacy program that also includes an accompanying resource
binder, which contains teaching suggestions, student readings, and student
handouts. There is also a video package which works in conjunction
this material entitles Scanning Television, Videos for Media Literacy,
by Neil Anderson and John Pungente, SJ. The video package includes four
videos and four video teacher's guides. High School (1996). Hardcover:
$51.95, Resource Binder: $124.95. Video Package (VHS or PAL) $312.95.
The Cultural Studies Reader, Second Edition
Edited by Simon During
An ideal introduction for students
to this exciting discipline. A revised introduction explains the
history and key concerns
of cultural studies, while the body of the volume includes thirty-eight
essay, eighteen of which are new. There are articles on new areas
such as science and cyberculture,
globalization, postcolonialism, public spheres, and cultural policy.
The editor has also provided suggestions for further reading and
a comprehensive bibliography. University
(1999). Softcover. $47.99.
The Language of Advertising: Written Texts
by Angela Goddard
Part of the Routledge Intertext Series,
Goddard's book focuses on the interrelation of language, image and layout. Various
activities seek to investigate the discourse between "reader" and advertisement,
as well as the relationship between advertising and culture. The book includes a
wide range of advertisements, as well as a comprehensive glossary of terms. (1998)
Senior H.S.\University. Softcover. $25.99.
Teaching the Media: International Perspectives
Edited by Andrew Hart
This study, focusing on media education
in English-speaking countries, systematically examines empirical strategies
media. Rather than offering a comparative evaluation of different
paradigms for media education or varying teachingmodels in practice, it explores
the diversity of educational
concerns, goals, and classroom practices in different parts of the
world. Softcover. $49.95.
The Media Studies Book: A Guide for Teachers
Edited by David Lusted
Written by practising teachers and
drawing on a wealth of experience in classroom work, this book focuses
on the central concepts
in media studies, showing how to put these ideas into practice through
classroom activities and teaching materials. Contributors include:
Gill Branston, David Buckingham,
David Lusted, Allan Rowe and Gillian Swanson among others. (1991). Softcover.
More Than Meets the Eye: Watching Television
by John Pungente, SJ & Martin O'Malley
An entertaining guide to critical viewing.
Chapters include "Buy Me That," in which the authors deal with rampant
commercialism, from toy-driven cartoons to product placement on sitcoms; "He
Shoots, He Kills!" which argues that the issue of violence on television often
misses the point -- that news reports and professional sports may be far more disturbing
that Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Beasties. And in "Bishop Sheen
Touches an Angel," the authors delve into the complex issue of values, both
religious and secular, that are purveyed as part of television's daily fare. Hardcover.
Sport, Culture and the Media
by David Rowe
Part of the Issues in Cultural and Media
Studies series, this book examines the conjunction of two of the most powerful
cultural forces of our times. It looks at the ways in which media sport has insinuated
itself into contemporary everyday life, and how sport and media have made themselves
mutually indispensable as well as, for whole societies of people, unavoidable. The
book is divided into two parts -- Making Media Sport & Unmaking the Media Sports
Text. The first part traces the rise of sports media, while the second part concentrates
on different media forms. Senior H.S./University. Softcover. $29.95.
Intermediality: The Teacher's Handbook
of Critical Media Literacy
Edited by Ladislaus Semali & Ann Watts
Challenges the practice of teaching
the classics and canon of acceptable literary works far removed from
student's experience. The
editors present literacy education that is "intermedial" in nature
-- it entails constructing connections among various conceptions
and sign systems. Contributor's
tackle such issues as multiculturalism, gender studies, and video
technology as they pertain to the classroom. (1999). Softcover.
Media Literacy: Keys to Interpreting Media
by Art Silverblatt
The book's primary objective is to offer a
critical approach for the study of media literacy. In Part one, the author furnishes
the theoretical tools that will enable students to identify and analyze messages
conveyed through the media. In Part two, they are given the opportunity to apply
these tools to a variety of media formats: advertising, children's programming, print
and broadcast journalism, and political communications. A separate Instructor's Manual
is also available, which includes suggestions and materials for discussion, in-class
activities and assignments. College\University (1995). Softcover. $36.95 Instructor's
Media Matters: Critical Thinking in the
Produced by South-Western Educational Publishing
A complete media studies package which includes
two videotapes, videos on DVD, a CD ROM, and a CD of Audio Recordings, as well as
a student textbook and instructor's manual. The package is designed to cover fourteen
lessons which will help teach students how to analyze media messages. Lessons include,
Learning to Analyze the Media, The U.S. Media Style, The News Media, TV Talk Shows,
The World of Music Media among many more. Each lesson contains the same main categories
to enhance organization for the instructor and student: these categories include
an introduction, media vocabulary, activities, and a chance for students to create
their own media messages. High School (2000). $525.00.
The TV Book: Talking Back to Your TV
by Shelagh Wallace
"Speaking directly to young viewers,
this lively paperback with colour cartoons, handy quiz charts and child-friendly
interviews with industry insiders is a terrific tool for creating critical viewers"
-Starweek Magazine. This revised and updated edition includes a new activities guide
chapter. (1998) Intermediate\ Grade 3 -- 7. Softcover. $12.95.
Screening Images: Ideas for Media Education
by Chris M. Worsnop
Part One builds a plain-language theoretical
framework for media education. Part Two contains 22 personal essays connecting media
experiences to our lives, our culture and to education. The topics range from lessons
to be found in a family photo album to those we get from media coverage of the Gulf
and Kosovo Wars. Part Three is crammed with practical activities and projects for
classroom or independent use. Intermediate and Senior H.S. Softcover. $22.95.
Elusive Culture: Schooling, Race, and
Identity in Global Times
by Daniel A. Yon
An ethnographic study of youth engaged in
a quest for identity in global times. It explores the questions of identity and culture
at a Toronto high school, a space wherein teachers and students alike shift and slide
in relation to policies and practices of anti-racism, multiculturalism, and the competing
discourses of identity. (2000). Softcover. $23.95.
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