Beating the moon: a reflection on media and literacy

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Author: Roy F. Fox
Date: July 1999
From: Language Arts(Vol. 76, Issue 6)
Publisher: National Council of Teachers of English
Document Type: Article
Length: 98 words

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Modern society presents many strong messages to children through channels such as television programmes and pop music. It is easy for children to develop the view that their own lives are not important because anything of value is on the radio, the television or the Internet. Society has certainly fallen victim to media saturation, but in fact young people could also be more print and media-literate than their counterparts in earlier generations. Teachers should be aware that images generate words, in the same way as words generate images, and that both electronic media and language can transform lives.

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