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The Need for Media Education in Democratic Education

Democracy & Education Volume 22, Number 1, ISSN 1085-3545


Despite the potential for media and technology to act as a democratizing force and the challenges to democracy posed by partisanship and the explosion of political media spending, media education and the preparation of active citizens in schools is virtually nonexistent. This essay presents the case for revitalizing media education for the age of digital media as a tenet of democratic education and outlines an agenda for teacher education, curriculum integration, student engagement, and research.


Stoddard, J. (2014). The Need for Media Education in Democratic Education. Democracy & Education, 22(1),. Retrieved September 30, 2022 from .

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