Literacy for the 21st Century: Deconstruction (First Edition)

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Literacy for the 21st Century: Deconstruction (First Edition)


This easy-to-use guide describes the Center for Media Literacy’s overall approach to media literacy, focusing primarily on media deconstruction. It provides definitions and basic theory on media literacy education. It is a basic primer on the Core Concepts of media literacy, as well as the Empowerment Spiral and questions for deconstruction, and close analysis techniques. Special questions for early childhood and for more advanced inquiry are also included.

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