1st Edition

Media Education in Latin America

    304 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    302 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    Chapter One: The State of Media Education in Latin America

    Julio-César Mateus, Pablo Andrada And María-Teresa Quiroz

    Part I: National Chapters

    Chapter Two: Media Education in Argentina. Balance and Perspectives of a Field Under Construction

    Bettina Martino And Silvana Iovanna Caissón

    Chapter Three: Media Education In Bolivia. Some Advances and The Need for Comprehensive Proposals

    René Zeballos

    Chapter Four: Media Education in Brazil. Dilemmas, Limits and Possibilities

    Monica Fantin

    Chapter Five: Media Education in Chile. A Digital Leap That Abandoned the Study of Media

    Pablo Andrada, Cristian Cabalin And Rayén Condeza

    Chapter Six: Media Education in Colombia. An Inheritance with Possibilities and Challenges for the 21st Century¿

    Diego Leandro Marín Ossa

    Chapter Seven: Media Education In Ecuador. Exploration and Description of a Latent Need

    Catalina González Cabrera And Cecilia Ugalde

    Chapter Eight: Media Education In El Salvador. Slow-Paced Footsteps on The Way to Media Literacy¿

    Amparo Marroquín Parducci, Willian Carballo And Nelly Chévez

    Chapter Nine: Media Education in Mexico. For the Formation of a Critic Citizenship

    Julieta Flores Michel, Alma Elena Gutiérrez Leyton And Rosario Lucero Cavazos Salazar

    Chapter Ten: Media Education in Peru. A Field Full of Opportunities

    Ana-María Cano-Correa And Rosario Nájar-Ortega

    Chapter Eleven: Media Education in Uruguay. Between A Narrow Digital Gap and The Persistence of An Educational Gap

    Rosario Sánchez Vilela, María Lucía Gadea And María Laura Rocha

    Chapter Twelve: Media Education in Venezuela. From Frenzy to Contradictions¿

    Morella Alvarado Miquilena, Alexandra Ranzolin And Cristina Méndez Pardo

    Part II: Critical Essays

    Chapter Thirteen: Educommunication Landmarks in Latin America: What Should Be Considered in The Last 50 Years

    Ismar De Oliveira Soares ¿

    Chapter Fourteen: Towards A New Literacy Concept

    Roxana Morduchowicz

    Chapter Fifteen: Constructivist TV Reception in The Children’s Classroom

    Valerio Fuenzalida

    Chapter Sixteen: Media Literacy in Contemporary Learning-Based Societies: Challenges for New Ways of Education

    Guillermo Orozco Gómez And José Manuel Corona Rodríguez

    Chapter Seventeen: Critical Revision of The Critical Sense

    Joan Ferrés

    Chapter Eighteen: Transmedia Literacy and Participatory Cultures. A Research Agenda

    Carlos A. Scolari

    Chapter Nineteen: Tan Lejos Pero Tan Cerca. The Missing Link Between Media Literacy and Educomunicación

    Michael Hoechsmann


    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.