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1st Edition

Media Education in Latin America

ISBN 9780367199555
Published July 25, 2019 by Routledge
302 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book offers a systematic study of media education in Latin America. As spending on technological infrastructure in the region increases exponentially for educational purposes, and with national curriculums beginning to implement media related skills, this book makes a timely contribution to new debates surrounding the significance of media literacy as a citizen’s right. Taking both a topical and country-based approach, authors from across Latin America present a comprehensive perspective of the region and address issues such as the political and social contexts in which media education is based, the current state of educational policies with respect to media, organizations and experiences that promote media education.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: The State of Media Education in Latin America Part I: National Chapters  Chapter Two: Media Education in Argentina. Balance and Perspectives of a Field Under Construction  Chapter Three: Media Education In Bolivia. Some Advances and The Need for Comprehensive Proposals  Chapter Four: Media Education in Brazil. Dilemmas, Limits and Possibilities  Chapter Five: Media Education in Chile. A Digital Leap That Abandoned the Study of Media  Chapter Six: Media Education in Colombia. An Inheritance with Possibilities and Challenges for the 21st Century  Chapter Seven: Media Education In Ecuador. Exploration and Description of a Latent Need  Chapter Eight: Media Education In El Salvador. Slow-Paced Footsteps on The Way to Media Literacy  Chapter Nine: Media Education in Mexico. For the Formation of a Critic Citizenship  Chapter Ten: Media Education in Peru. A Field Full of Opportunities  Chapter Eleven: Media Education in Uruguay. Between A Narrow Digital Gap and The Persistence of An Educational Gap  Chapter Twelve: Media Education in Venezuela. From Frenzy to Contradictions  Part II: Critical Essays  Chapter Thirteen: Educommunication Landmarks in Latin America: What Should Be Considered in The Last 50 Years  Chapter Fourteen: Towards A New Literacy Concept  Chapter Fifteen: Constructivist TV Reception in The Children’s Classroom  Chapter Sixteen: Media Literacy in Contemporary Learning-Based Societies: Challenges for New Ways of Education  Chapter Seventeen: Critical Revision of The Critical Sense  Chapter Eighteen: Transmedia Literacy and Participatory Cultures. A Research Agenda  Chapter Nineteen: Tan Lejos Pero Tan Cerca. The Missing Link Between Media Literacy and Educomunicación 


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Julio-César Mateus is a Ph.D. candidate in Communiction and researcher of Medium Research Group at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona, Spain. He is a tenured Professor at the University of Lima and guest lecturer in other universities of Peru, Spain and Ecuador. He has been secretary executive of Latin American Federation of Faculties of Social Communication (FELAFACS). His doctoral thesis explores media education in initial teacher training in Peru. His articles have been published in journals such as Culture & Education, New Approaches in Educational Research, The Journal of Media Literacy, International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, among others.

Pablo Andrada, Ph.D., is a scholar of the National Commission of Science and Technology of Chile, Conicyt, and researcher and member of the MEDIUM research group at the UPF, developing his doctoral thesis on media education in teacher training in early childhood in Chile. He is also co-investigator on the project Map of film studies in Chile (2005-2015) and Radiography to the audiovisual references of Chilean adolescents, both funded by the Ministry of Culture of Chile.

María -Teresa Quiroz is a professor at the University of Lima, former dean of the Communication School and Director of the Institute of Scientific Research. She has been President of the Latin American Federation of Faculties of Social Communication (FELAFACS), the Peruvian Association of Communication Faculties and the Ethics Tribunal of the Peruvian Press Council. Author of many books and articles in the field, among them, Todas las voces: comunicación y educación en el Perú, Jóvenes e internet: entre el pensar y el sentir and La edad de la pantalla.