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Media in Education

See also: Media Literacy

The Media Student's Book
The Media Student's Book

Gill Branston & Roy Stafford
The Media Student's Book is a comprehensive introduction for students of media studies. It covers all the key topics and provides a detailed, lively and accessible guide to concepts and debates. This fourth edition, newly in colour, has been thoroughly revised, re-ordered and updated, with many very recent examples and expanded coverage on the most important issues currently facing media studies. It is structured in four main parts, addressing key concepts, media practices, media debates, and the resources available for individual research. Softcover, 576 pp. $43.95.

Teaching Auteur Study
Teaching Auteur Study

David Wharton & Jeremy Grant
Auteur study is a key element of Film Studies, and has become increasingly important in Media Studies, thanks to the popularity of cult auteurs such as Kubrick, Scorsese, and Tarantino. This guide outlines the main elements of auteur theory, how it developed and some of its main proponents, and considers the influence it has had on the way we think about film. Softcover, 86 pp. $34.95.

Teaching TV Soaps
Teaching TV Soaps
Lou Alexander & Alison Cousons
As the most popular and enduring TV genre worldwide, soap opera is an essential element to any Media Studies course. This Teaching Guide looks at four key areas in TV soap opera: Forms and Conventions, Representation, Institution, and Audience. It provides an accessible and concise overview of the theoretical approaches to TV soap opera and offers four comprehensive case studies to support and illustrate these approaches. Softcover, 92 pp. $36.95.

Teaching Media in the English Curriculum
Teaching Media in the English Curriculum
Andrew Hart & Alun Hicks
Teaching Media in English Curriculum
investigates the forms and puposes of media studies at the high school level, observing lessons and analysing how they work. This book will enable teachers to plan for changing curricular needs by drawing on the experience of other successful English teachers. Softcover, 258 pp. $29.95.

Teaching Women & Film
Teaching Women & Film
Sarah Gilligan
This installment in the Teaching Film & Media Studies series is a comprehensive and insightful guide introducing key approaches to teaching women and film with accessible references to key contemporary critical and theoretical writing, together with in-depth studies. Teachers and students of film or women's studies will find segments on the film industry, women's voices, as well as gender and sexual identity. Softcover, 90 pp. $37.95.

Teaching TV News
Teaching TV News

Eileen Lewis
This teaching guide takes us through areas such as news values, news presentation, regulation and ownership in an easily accessible way. Anyone interested in Media Studies will appreciate sections on how journalists and broadcasters decide what is newsworthy, the narrative similarities between news and soap opera, as well as aspirations of balance, objectivity and impartiality in TV news and how these aspirations of neutrality conceal attitudes and beliefs. Coil-bound, 99 pp. $37.95.

Teaching TV Sitcom
Teaching TV Sitcom
James Baker
This comprehensive, erudite and accessible guide provides a stimulating introduction to teaching this popular topic, with practical and helpful advice on classroom approaches and references to the key critical and theoretical writing. Softcover, 75 pp. $37.95.


New Media: A Critical Introduction
New Media: A Critical Introduction
Various authors
New Media: A Critical Introduction
is a comprehensive introduction to the culture, history, technologies and theories of new media. Written especially for students, the authors consider the ways in which "new media" really are new, assess the claims that a media and technological revolution is underway and formulate new ways for media studies to respond to new technologies. Softcover, 404 pp. $45.95.

Conscientious Objections
Conscientious Objections:
Stirring Up Trouble about Language, Technology, and Education

Neil Postman
"Postman is that rare social critic whose commentary on the current state of American culture and education is as funny as it is thoughtful and well-argued. ..a provocative collection." -- The New York Times Book Review. Softcover, $17.95.
Also by this author
Amusing Ourselves To Death. Softcover, $20.00.

Building a Bridge to the 18th Century. Softcover, $20.00.

The Disappearance of Childhood. Softcover, $17.95.

The End of Education. Softcover, $16.95.

How To Watch TV News. Softcover, $16.99.

Technopoly. Softcover, $16.95.

News Culture
by Stuart Allan
Part of the Issues in Cultural and Media Studies series, News Culture tries to answer the following questions: In what ways do the news media reproduce the social divisions and hierarchies of modern societies? Can journalists be objective in their reporting? How did the conventions of "objective" reporting become established in the first place? How do people make sense of the news in relation to their everyday life? Is journalism a form of popular culture? H.S./University. Softcover. $29.95

Responding to Media Violence:
Starting Points for Classroom Practice

by Neil Andersen, Paul Carreiro & Dede Sinclair
Gives teachers the background information and practical activities they need to help students in kindergarten through grade 8 understand, enjoy and critically appreciate media. Students will explore how media presentations, reports and products are made, and begin to make informed choices about media products. The activities provided in the book will allow children to produce media texts of their own. K-8 (1998). Softcover. $18.95.

Media Sense 4, 5 and 6
by David Booth, Kathy Lewis, Steve Powrie & Debbie Reeves
Each book provides the educator with strategies for nine media study units, as well as assessment strategies, a glossary, and approximately 30 reproducible activities. Media Sense 4 includes units on advertising posters and toy commercials, the marketing of movies and television cartoons, and radio interviews and print reviews. Media Sense 5 covers such issues as food commercials and ad jungles, music lyrics and sitcoms, as well as newspaper articles and newscasts. Finally, Media Sense 6 includes units on fast-food commercials and community service ads, music videos and special effects in movies, and radio editorials. Level 4/ages 8-10; Level 5/ages 9-11; Level 6/ ages 10 -12. Softcover. $62.95 each.

The Media Student's Book, Second Edition
Gill Branston & Roy Stafford
Individual chapters include: Languages of Media; Narratives; Production Techniques; Genres; Representations; Ideologies and Discourses; Globalization; Audiences etc. The book has been specially designed for classroom use and features marginal key terms, a glossary, follow-up activities and suggestions for further reading, clear examples from a rich range of media forms. University. Softcover. $46.95.

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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. $47.95.

Teaching Popular Culture: Beyond Radical Pedagogy
Edited by David Buckingham
In recent years, the hyperbolic rhetoric of "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 questioned, not 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, Third Edition
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 2
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, The 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 with 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 for teaching 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. $43.99.

More Than Meets the Eye: Watching Television Watching Us
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. $29.99.

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 Pailliotet
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. $43.95.

Media Literacy: Keys to Interpreting Media Messages
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 Manual. $7.95.

Media Matters: Critical Thinking in the Information Age

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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