Synopses & Reviews
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-118) and index.
Table of Contents
Framing the inner-city teenager: criminals, consumers, and the literacy gap -- Cameras and guns in the streets: teaching critical literacy in the documentary workshop -- Dreams and nightmares: a case study of video in a classroom -- Conclusion: Reimagining the school day.