Publication Date: January 23, 2003
Series: series on school reform
This book explores the power of using media education to help urban teenagers develop their critical thinking and literacy skills. Drawing on his 20 years of experience working with inner-city youth at the acclaimed Educational Video Center (EVC) in New York City, Steven Goodman looks closely at both the problems and possibilities of this model of media education.
Responding to our national concern about adolescents, literacy, media, and violence, Teaching Youth Media:
Steven Goodman is the founder and Executive Director of the Educational Video Center (EVC) in New York City.
“This is a brilliant and exciting book. It may transform some corners of the world.”
—From the Foreword by Maxine Greene
“An extremely valuable contribution to several fields—educational technology, school reform, and media education—this engaging book is ‘past timely’ in that it puts a human face on the rhetoric about the benefits of technology in education.”
—Kathleen Tyner, author of Literacy in a Digital World: Teaching and Learning in the Age of Information
“At last we have a wonderfully articulate description of how inquiry-based media education works to transform learning -- and teaching as well. It's going to the top of my 'recommended' reading list!”
— Elizabeth Thoman, Founder, Center for Media Literacy