Comparative Evaluation of Media Literacy Course: The Case of Turkey

Ayşe Asli Sezgin


In recent years, media literacy, as the result of unavoidable rapidly evolving technology, emerges as an issue that should be considered. Cause of the adult and children remain under the influence of early intensive of media messages, parents and educators are led to take measures against of the media messages. Today, it is not possible tos tay completely away from the media. Reading media messages and determine the useful content regarded as a correct behavior. Choosing the correct information in the media as the emergence of the information density, which is now in the position of issuing content viewer / listener / is an extremely important point for publishers. The aim of the this study is to reveal the comporative study of media literacy course and its implementation style which is starting in Turkey and yet close to take place in the curriculum of the past elemantry school between the courses in United States and schools in Europe. In this context, domestic and foreign sources written about media literacy were utilized. Concrete information on applications in Turkey in order to achieve the 2006-2007 academic year of the pilot school for the teaching of media literacy course Ankara Cankaya Ahmet Vefik Pasha Primary School was conducted in research. The questions designed to obtain information on the implementation of the course is directed on teacher; the results obtained are used as another source in the study. After the interviews, the mass media in our lives that encompasses all areas and reaching out to different sizes with technological innovation community life, which gained strength in a century that have a say in the media literacy traditional approach seen in the education system in Turkey is possible to say that its impact in the course. Especially when you compare it with samples in the world, the need when they need to take more important steps in Turkey's media literacy practices in both gold was drawn

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n2s5p80

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