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Visual Literacy And Social Justice Education

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Critical Media/ visual Literacy and Social Justice Education
Students contact mass media in every day. At the same time, mass media plays an important role in shaping students’ attitude toward various social issues. Kellner and Share (2007, P.60) defined the concept of critical media literacy:
Critical media literacy is an educational response that expands the notion of literacy to include different forms of mass communication, popular culture, and new technologies. It deepens the potential of literacy education to critically analyze relationships between media and audiences, information, and power. Along with this mainstream analysis, alternative media production empowers students to create their own messages that can challenge media texts
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