Mass Media Education in Transition

Preparing for the 21st Century

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Author: Thomas Dickson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135674337

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Media educators have long been debating the nature and purpose of media education. Issues relating to new technologies and the changing state of the media industry are ongoing concerns, but some of the most difficult questions go to the actual structure of media education itself: Is it best represented as an integrated field? Should it merge with other communication subfields, or potentially split into several separate fields? Media practitioners complicate matters further by questioning the necessity for media education at all. The continued consideration of and reaction to these issues will have a significant effect on media-related education and its associated practices. In Mass Media Education in Transition, Thomas Dickson gives careful consideration to the state of media education and its future directions. He provides a history of mass media-related education as well as an overview of the major issues affecting media education at the end of the 20th century. He incorporates the visions of media education leaders as to the possible directions the field may take in the next century and includes in his discussion information that has been previously unknown or not readily available to media educators. This volume provides a broad view of the major issues affecting all aspects of media education: print and broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations, and media studies. It also offers detailed insights as to the possibilities that lie ahead as the field continues to develop--a new professionalism, or a return to a prior vision of media-related education, or possibly something quite different.

Dynamics of Mass Communication

Media in Transition

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Author: Joseph R. Dominick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780071221467

Category: Mass media

Page: 482

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Well-known for its balanced approach to media industries and professions, Dynamics of Mass Communication offers a lively, thorough, and objective introduction for mass communication majors and non-majors alike. Dynamics of Mass Communication takes a comprehensive and balanced look at the changing world of mass media. The new edition explores how the traditional mass media are dealing with shrinking audiences, evaporating advertising revenue and increased competition from the Internet. The 11th edition brings students up-to-date on the latest developments in the media world including Facebook, Twitter and other social media; new media business models; e-book readers; online video sites such as YouTube and hulu.com.; the decoupling of advertising from media content, and many more.

University Science and Mathematics Education in Transition

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Author: Ole Skovsmose,Paola Valero,Ole Ravn Christensen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387098291

Category: Education

Page: 354

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More than ever, our time is characterised by rapid changes in the organisation and the production of knowledge. This movement is deeply rooted in the evolution of the scientific endeavour, as well as in the transformation of the political, economic and cultural organisation of society. In other words, the production of scientific knowledge is changing both with regard to the internal development of science and technology, and with regard to the function and role science and technology fulfill in society. This general social context in which universities and knowledge production are placed has been given different names: the informational society, the knowledge society, the learning society, the post-industrial society, the risk society, or even the post-modern society. A common feature of different characterisations of this historic time is the fact that it is a period in construction. Parts of the world, not only of the First World but also chunks of the Developing World, are involved in these transformations. There is a movement from former social, political and cultural forms of organisation which impact knowledge production into new forms. These forms drive us into forms of organisation that are unknown and that, for their very same complexity, do not show a clear ending stage. Somehow the utopias that guided the ideas of development and progress in the past are not present anymore, and therefore the transitions in the knowledge society generate a new uncertain world. We find ourselves and our universities to be in a transitional period in time. In this context, it is difficult to avoid considering seriously the challenges that such a complex and uncertain social configuration poses to scientific knowledge, to universities and especially to education in mathematics and science. It is clear that the transformation of knowledge outside universities has implied a change in the routes that research in mathematics, science and technology has taken in the last decades. It is also clear that in different parts of the world these changes have happened at different points in time. While universities in the "New World" (the American Continent, Africa, Asia and Oceania) have accommodated their operation to the challenges of the construction in the new world, in many European countries universities with a longer existence and tradition have moved more slowly into this time of transformation and have been responding at a less rapid pace to environmental challenges. The process of tuning universities, together with their forms of knowledge production and their provision of education in science and mathematics, with the demands of the informational society has been a complex process, as complex as the general transformation undergoing in society. Therefore an understanding of the current transitions in science and mathematics education has to consider different dimensions involved in such a change. Traditionally, educational studies in mathematics and science education have looked at changes in education from within the scientific disciplines and in the closed context of the classroom. Although educational change in the very end is implemented in everyday teaching and learning situations, other parallel dimensions influencing these situations cannot be forgotten. An understanding of the actual potentialities and limitations of educational transformations are highly dependent on the network of educational, cultural, administrative and ideological views and practices that permeate and constitute science and mathematics education in universities today. This book contributes to understanding some of the multiple aspects and dimensions of the transition of science and mathematics education in the current informational society. Such an understanding is necessary for finding possibilities to improve science and mathematics education in universities all around the world. Such a broad approach to the transitions happening in these fields has not been addressed yet by existing books in the market.

Dynamics of Mass Communication: Media in Transition

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Author: Joseph Dominick

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073526195

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Well-known for its balanced approach to media industries and professions, Dynamics of Mass Communication offers a lively, thorough, and objective introduction for mass communication majors and non-majors alike. Dynamics of Mass Communication takes a comprehensive and balanced look at the changing world of mass media. Social media, ‘apps’ and the new media Goliaths are new and major themes of the 12th edition. Explore how the traditional mass media are dealing with shrinking audiences, evaporating advertising revenue and increased competition from the Internet. The 12th edition brings students up-to-date on the latest developments in the media world including cyber-bullying; new media business models; e-book readers’ affects on the traditional print publishing industry; online video sites such as YouTube and hulu.com.; the decoupling of advertising from media content, and much more.

The Politics of Memory in Post-Authoritarian Transitions, Volume One

Case Studies

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Author: Joanna Marszałek-Kawa,Joanna Piechowiak-Lamparska,Anna Ratke-Majewska

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443870005

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

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History is a powerful tool in the hands of politicians, and can be a destructive weapon since power over the past is the power to decide who is a hero and who is a traitor. Tradition, the memory of ancestors, and the experience of previous generations are the keys that unlock the door to citizens’ minds, and allow certain ideas, visions and political programs to flourish. However, can history be a proper political weapon during democratisation processes when the past is clearly separated from the present? Are the new order and society founded on the basis of some interpretation of the past, or, rather, are they founded only with reference to the imagined future of the nation? This book explores such questions through a detailed description of the use of remembrance policies during political transformations. It discusses how interpretations of the past served the accomplishment of transitional objectives in countries as varied as Chile, Estonia, Georgia, Poland, South Africa and Spain. The book is a unique journey through different parts of the world, different cultures and different political systems, investigating how history was remembered and forgotten by certain democratic leaders. Individual chapters discuss how governments’ remembrance policies were used to create a new citizen, to change a political culture, and to justify the vision of the society promoted by the new elites. They explain why some difficult topics were avoided by politicians, and why sometimes there was no transitional justice or punishment of the leaders of the authoritarian state. The book will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore policies of remembrance, democratisation, and the role of memory in contemporary societies.

Chinese Education in Transition

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Author: J. Kwong

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773503412

Category: Education

Page: 207

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Recent dramatic developments in China have increased Western interest in both her institutions and her politics. However, most of the studies dealing with the 'new' China tend to concentrate on recent events, leaving undocumented, particularly, the years between the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949 and the onset of the Cultural Revolution. To supplement this gap in the literature, Dr. Julia Kwong here examines the workings of a crucial institution— education—during this period in China's history. The years from 1949 to 1966 saw swings from one educational policy to another, as proponents with differing views on how to achieve a true socialist state gained or lost ascendancy. The reciprocal key influence on each other of the economy and the educational system is Professor Kwong's focus. A deliberate attempt is made to evaluate critically the Chinese educational system in its cultural context, thus avoiding the pitfall of superimposing Western theoretical assumptions and biases on Chinese data. Part I of the work details Chinese educational philosophy, the organization of the educational institutions, and the economic and social infrastructure established since 1949. Part II analyses the educational developments from the Great Leap Forward to the eve of the Cultural Revolution. The interaction between ideology, objective conditions, and power politics at both decision-making and implementation levels is discussed in detail, as are their various roles in shaping educational policy, and, consequently, the lives of the children concerned.

Journalism Education in Countries with Limited Media Freedom

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Author: Beate Ursula Josephi

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433110849

Category: Education

Page: 263

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"Journalism education, surrounded by `media tsunamis', continues to expands as a crucial area of professional and academic life. It gets to the roots of media-society relations. This volume gives important food for thought to the problematic classification of countries to free, partly free, and not free." Kaarle Nordenstreng, University of Tampere --Book Jacket.

Prospects

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Social Psychology in Transition

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Author: Lloyd Strickland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461587654

Category: Psychology

Page: 361

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Emergence of Individual Differences in Social Context ROBERT B. ZAJONC A priest who was a heavy smoker once asked his bishop if it was all right if he smoked while praying. Appalled, the bishop chastised the priest for the very thought of soiling the solemn moment of prayer with such a filthy habit. Some years passed and the bishop came again through our priest's parish. And our tormented priest asked again about his predicament. But he asked a somewhat different question: "Your excellency," he said, "is it all right to pray while smoking?" There was no hesitation in the bishop's answer. "Of course!" he said. "There is nothing in the world that should keep you from praying. You can always pray, my son. You should miss no opportunity to pray. Whenever you wish to pray, by all means pray!" The relationship between individual differences and social psychology is roughly the same as between smoking and praying. Many social psychologists, and especially experimental social psycholOgists, are openly disdainful of individ ual difference variables. They avoid them in their studies and refuse to incor porate them in theories. The reasons for their (and we really should say "my" because the author is no exception in this matter) attitude are not obvious.

Family in Transition : Power and Development

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Author: Jaya Krishna Baral,Aparajita Chowdhury

Publisher: Northern Book Centre

ISBN: 9788172110949

Category: Families

Page: 172

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This is one of the few interdisciplinary studies on the change-dynamics of family. Family life, undergoing transformation of varying degree as a result of industrialisation, urbanisation and other modernisation forces, has been dealt with from different angles. Besides democracy, power equation and violence in the family, experiences and problems of migrant families, vulnerable families, single women families and dual-earner families have received critical attention. Moreover, family evolution, problems of ageing, impact of environment on family, and portrayal of family in visual media have also been focussed upon. The study combines a theoretical perspective and an empirical treatment.

Media and Information Literacy

An Integrated Approach for the 21st Century

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Author: Marcus Leaning

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 0081002351

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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Media and Information Literacy: An Integrated Approach for the 21st Century provides a novel rationale for the integration of media and information literacy and gives direction to contemporary media and information literacy education. The book takes a synthetic approach to these two areas, presenting critical histories of both. The book explores the influence of political forces and educational practice on media literacy and the contemporary media environment, focusing on computing and mobile technology as a platform for existing and non-computational media. The final section considers a new rationale for the adjustment of content and activities into a combined project, building on a range of skills from contemporary media, reconsidering the mission of media literacy, and advocating that media and information literacy be expanded out of the classroom and positioned as a ‘public pedagogy'. Proposes a new route direction for media and information literacy Combines critical histories of media literacy and information literacy Integrates an account of technological development as a key driver to educational activities while retaining core progressive intents International in scope with recognition of international agencies, such as UNESCO and the UN

Democratic Transition in Croatia

Value Transformation, Education, and Media

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Author: Sabrina P. Ramet,Davorka Matic

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585445875

Category: History

Page: 411

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With the fall of communism and the breakup of Yugoslavia, the successor states have faced a historic challenge to create separate, modern democracies from the ashes of the former authoritarian state. This is a series of studies that examine the development of Croatia in the aftermath of communism and the war that marred the transition.

Women's Education in India, 1995-98

Present Status, Perspective Plan, Statistical Indicators with a Global View

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Author: S. P. Agrawal

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788170228394

Category: Social status

Page: 396

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Kulturspezifik in der europäischen Wirtschaftskommunikation

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Author: Christopher M. Schmidt,Ainars Dimants,Jaakko Lehtonen,Martin Nielsen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658012366

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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Thema des Sammelbandes ist das Kommunikationsverhalten in neuen und alten Medien. Neben grundsätzlichen Problemen der Entwicklung von Kommunikationsstrategien widmen sich die Autoren der Frage, in welcher Weise Unternehmen ihre länderspezifischen Kommunikationsweisen in Bezug auf potentielle Zielgruppen verwirklichen und effektiver gestalten können. Zu diesem Zweck befassen sich die Autoren neben allgemeinen unternehmensinternen und -externen Fragen der Kommunikationsgestaltung vor allem mit verschiedenen Formen textbasierter Kommunikationspraxis im europäischen Umfeld. Kulturspezifische Aspekte werden somit in ihrer interkulturellen Relevanz methodisch einsichtig und für die Kommunikation in der Wirtschaft gezielt nutzbar.

The Media in Latin America

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Author: Jairo Lugo

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335235514

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

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"Ably edited, this volume offers an unusually wide-ranging collection of well-informed chapters by experts from across the region. For those who want to understand the current realities that shape media performance from the Gulf of Mexico to the Tierra del Fuego, here is the ideal starting-point." Professor Philip Schlesinger, University of Glasgow, UK "For those of us in the area of Latin American studies, this text comes to fill a gap in the field, both in terms of teaching and research." Charles Jones, Centre of Latin American Studies,University of Cambridge, UK "More than an introduction, it provides a comprehensive insight into the modern Latin America media landscape." Ramesh Jaura, Chairman of the Global Cooperation Council and Euro-Mediterranean coordinator of the IPS News Agency The media's role as a mechanism of control throughout Latin America has become increasingly sophisticated. Many repressive elements of the dictatorship periods have remained in place or have mutated into more subtle means of censorship and control. Media owners and political elites are more than keen to use the media's increasingly prominent role in framing politics in the region, in order to pursue their own agenda and interests. This book provides a comprehensive and critical overview of some of the most important media systems in Latin America. Drawing on original and critical essays from some of the most prominent authors in the field, the author approaches the subject with a country-by-country analysis, exploring the most relevant aspects of the media in each society. The essays cover: Media history Organisation The interrelationship of the media and the state Media regulation and policy and ownership Broadcast media Film, music, advertising and digital media The Media in Latin America is valuable reading for students of media and journalism studies.

In the Grip of Transition

Economic and Social Consequences of Restructuring in Russia and Ukraine

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Author: T. Bruk,Hartmut Lehmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230363598

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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This book provides a detailed picture of the equity and efficiency of economic restructuring, focusing on the two most important successor states to the Soviet Union. Analysis is based on a careful examination of micro level data, documenting the experiences of workers, households and firms.