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Media, Education, and Change


reviewed by Jill Jameson — 2002

coverTitle: Media, Education, and Change
Author(s): Lesley L. Johnson
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, New York
ISBN: 082044281X , Pages: 182, Year: 2001
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Media literacy education reflectively and purposefully delivered has the power to transform the lives of teachers and students in beneficial ways, enabling greater self-knowledge, personal growth and useful professional insights. This is the restorative vision of Media, Education and Change - an excellent book delivering media literacy education vividly in a direct way for those wishing to engage with the possibilities of media literary education as a change agent for teachers, and "how and why they teach." Lesley Johnson's well-researched, diligent, and passionate exploration into the connectivity possible among media theory, teachers' reflections on media representations of their identities, and the application of media to classroom practice has resulted in a useful interdisciplinary study offering personal and professional insights for media educators. Johnson's work adds considerably to scholarship in the field of media literacy education by extending the boundaries of the theoretical framework conventionally considered applicable in this area to include significant new contributions provided by receptive aesthetics, intermodal expressive therapy, and the technologies of the self relating... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 104 Number 1, 2002, p. 41-44
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10790, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 11:12:20 PM

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  • Jill Jameson
    University of Greenwich
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    Jill Jameson is the Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Greenwich, a senior manager post working with all Schools and Partner Colleges of the University. With 23 years’ background in education, Jill gained a PhD and MA (distinction) in research in hypermedia and computers in education from the School of Education, King’s College, University of London, and is an MA English Literature graduate of the University of Cambridge, with an MA in Language and Literature in Education from Goldsmith’s College. Her current research in the field of e-learning and the virtual university is reported in “Overcoming Key Barriers in the Implementation of an e-University” (WebNet 2001 International Conference on the WWW and the Internet in October, 2001).
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