Making sense of the media : a handbook of popular education techniques

by Eleonora Casta Ferreira

Paper Book, 1997


"Making Sense of the Media is a handbook for teaching critical analysis of the mass media. Lively, clear, and richly illustrated, it is designed for classroom use in any group setting, including high school, adult literacy, ESL, labor, and community organizing. Its lessons empower students by developing their ability to understand and analyze messages found in advertising, political campaigns, television news, soaps, sitcoms, and melodramas. Students are taught to make their own media, including puppetry, comic books, and other popular story-telling forms as tools for learning and problem-solving." "This handbook is based on the popular education techniques of Paulo Freire, author of Pedagogy of the Oppressed. First formulated in Brazil in the 1960s, Freire's participative methodology broke new ground around the world in the fields of education and social organization." "It draws on students' own experiences to develop their creativity, imagination, and critical skills. In Making Sense of the Media, the authors demonstrate how teachers can use Freire's techniques to deal with the enormous challenges of multicultural education in this country."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved… (more)



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New York : Monthly Review Press, c1997.



0853458804 / 9780853458807
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