Call for papers
Media Literacy

to be considered for publication in Academic Exchange Quarterly print edition:
Spring,   Summer,   Fall,   or   Winter  
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Note, early submission includes consideration for co-publication in AEQ Open-Access- outlets (see bottom of this page).

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Steve Pec   Editor of Academic Exchange Quarterly
Despite the increasing body of theoretical and anecdotal work seeking to define and examine the position of media in society, many in the academy continue to shy away from studying the role of media in the lives of students. The study of media has been neglected in part because, unlike traditional texts, media has triggered such emotional connotations, particularly in terms of consumerism and cultural values. The connections, the argument follows, between media and popular culture, between media literacy and critical pedagogy, or between popular culture and post-modern theory are less than rigorous.

This issue of AEQ will answer this objection. Indeed, the predominance of media in our lives and our students' lives demands that we reconsider what it means to be literate in today's world. To ignore the media is to ignore a powerful set of opportunities for the classroom. Our collection for AEQ will examine theoretical and practical approaches for integrating and creating media literacy into the classroom. The attendant issues are as various as our media. How are different definitions of media literacy discussed and differentiated? How is media literacy examined as an intellectual domain, and also as a cultural phenomenon? How can teachers use critical media literacy to empower students? How can we prepare students to recognize, to engage, and to interrogate the power structures that they encounter inside and outside the classroom? And, how can we provide students with the language, skills, and methodology that ready them for these encounters? How can students enter into meaningful dialogue and creative production themselves relative to media?

Recognizing that many teachers are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with teaching about media, we seek essays that offer practical insights about developing media literacy in our students. In addition, we are particularly interested in essays that examine student products as the site of the critical encounter among students, texts, and the world--that is, as site for integrating media studies and developing critical media literacy.

Who May Submit:
Faculty, administrators, librarians and graduate students.   Please identify your submission with keyword: MEDIA-3

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