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Shifting Currents in Media Awareness
Academic Exchange Quarterly (2006)
  • Christopher Boulton, University of Tampa
  • Erica Scharrer
This longitudinal qualitative research study examines how a group of parents and teachers sought to raise awareness in their community about harmful media effects. Initially condemning the influx of new digital media technologies such as violent video games, the group eventually shifted tactics in an effort to go beyond ‘preaching to the choir’ and bring other parents into the fold. Their experience suggests that we might reconsider media literacy as a form of social work.
  • media literacy,
  • video games,
  • parents,
  • teachers,
  • media effects
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Christopher Boulton and Erica Scharrer. "Shifting Currents in Media Awareness" Academic Exchange Quarterly Vol. 10 Iss. 3 (2006)
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