Publication Date: December 1, 2006
Series: Language and Literacy Series
The Internet offers enormous possibilities for teachers who include a discussion of media in their courses. However, without expert guidance it is difficult for instructors to know how to use the Web as a resource for teaching about the media. Here, at last, is the resource that teachers need.
For more than 30 years Richard Beach has been instructing teachers in ways to integrate film, television, and other forms of media into their classrooms. He has poured his experience and his wisdom into this book, creating a comprehensive but easy-to-use guide that will be embraced by teachers from middle school to graduate school. This one-stop resource:
Richard Beach is Professor of English Education at the University of Minnesota. He conducts research on response to literature/media and is a former President of the National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy. He is the co-author of Inquiry-Based English Instruction: Engaging Students in Life and Literature.
“Richard Beach has identified the key element in the integration of technology into course curricula--understanding texts as dynamic media discourses. With this book, textual literacy now evolves into the 21st century and redefines itself as media literacy.”
Michael Hasapopoulos, English Dept. Chair, Robbinsdale Armstrong High School, Plymouth, MN
“This book blends theory and practice to give us the tools we need to teach students how to be critical thinkers rather than unwitting consumers.”
Noah Mass, Eagan High School, Eagan, MN