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Media Literacy for a Future Teacher

by Cheri Maynard 2005

As a middle-level education major at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, I was required to take a media literacy class called Media and Young People during the spring semester of 2004. I really had no idea why it was so important for middle school education majors to have an entire semester class on media. I have a teenaged son; he could teach me more about technology than I would ever be able to learn in a lifetime. What was I supposed to teach my middle grade media-technology-using superiors?

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 104. No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 13, 2005, p. 279-281
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18558, Date Accessed: 3/20/2018 10:48:12 PM

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  • Cheri Maynard
    Appalachian State University
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    CHERI MAYNARD is a senior at Appalachian State University, majoring in middle school education.
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