Tectonic cultural shifts require media literacy in schools

As published in Independent School magazine

Terry Dubow, teacher and Director of Communications at Hathaway Brown, addresses the importance of media literacy in the Winter 2011 issue of Independent School magazine. Dubow, who teaches a media literacy class to all 7th graders and an elective to seniors, makes the case for schools to acknowledge the power of the media in today's world and help their students navigate its myriad messages. Dubow believes that "an educated student must have the skills to competently interpret and contextualize the thousands of designed messages sent to her each day." To that end, he helped Hathaway Brown develop a school-wide program to teach students these skills.

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