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Resolution on Promoting Media Literacy

by National Council of Teachers of English

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Resolution on Promoting Media Literacy

Grades 3 – 12
Type Position Statement
Published November 1975
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

 

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This resolution grew out of awareness among educators that understanding the new media and using them constructively and creatively actually required developing a new form of literacy-new critical abilities "in reading, listening, viewing, and thinking" that would enable students to deal constructively with complex new modes of delivering information, new multisensory tactics for persuasion, and new technology-based art forms.

 

National Council of Teachers of English. 1975. Resolution on Promoting Media Literacy. October 2009. Web. http://www.ncte.org/positions/statements/promotingmedialit

 

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