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New Book: Media Education In Latin America by Routledge Research


“Media Education in Latin America”. This book offers a systematic study of media education in Latin America. As spending on technological infrastructure in the region increases exponentially for educational purposes, and with national curriculums beginning to implement media related skills, this book makes a timely contribution to new debates surrounding the significance of media literacy as a citizen’s right. Taking both a topical and country-based approach, authors from across Latin America present a comprehensive perspective of the region and address issues such as the political and social contexts in which media education is based, the current state of educational policies with respect to media, organizations and experiences that promote media education.

The book includes a chapter of publishers with open access

With Julio-César Mateus, Pablo Andrada, María-Teresa Quiroz


This chapter presents an overview of the state of media education in Latin America. It begins with a historical contextualisation and proceeds to analyse five dimensions: socio-political context, regulatory framework, social actors, teacher training and academic production. Media education has had a varied presence in national policies in this region and has not adequately responded to the citizen rights approach or the theoretical tradition of educomunicación. Latin American governments have made efforts to connect schools with technology, improve education quality and overcome access gaps. Moreover, teacher education and qualification programmes on the use of this media have been undertaken. However, the results are not positive, as technological action has taken precedence over pedagogic action. This chapter concludes with a research and action agenda, stemming from the contributions of experts and of results from the national chapters included in this book.


The book Media Education includes National chapters by experts:

With Bettina Martino, Silvana Iovanna Caissón
With Pablo Andrada, Cristian Cabalin, Rayén Condeza
With Catalina González Cabrera, Cecilia Ugalde
With Amparo Marroquín Parducci, Willian Carballo, Nelly Chévez
With Julieta Flores Michel, Alma Elena Gutiérrez Leyton, Rosario Lucero Cavazos Salazar
With Ana-María Cano-Correa, Rosario Nájar-Ortega
With Rosario Sánchez Vilela, María Lucía Gadea, María Laura Rocha
With Morella Alvarado Miquilena, Alexandra Ranzolin, Cristina Méndez Pardo


The book Media Education includes critical essays by experts:

What should be considered in the last 50 years
With Ismar de Oliveira Soares
With Roxana Morduchowicz
Challenges for new ways of education
With Guillermo Orozco Gómez, José Manuel Corona Rodríguez


The book includes the Colombia chapter prepared by our research director:

Media education in Colombia. An inheritance with possibilities and challenges for the 21st century 1

With Diego Leandro Marín Ossa

This chapter provides a brief context of Colombia, its political history, the impact of demographic changes on the population’s literacy processes, the role of teachers, journalists and the media, media power concentration as well as alternatives for information and communication democratization. The coordinates for a regulatory framework are established based on the Political Constitution of Colombia, the General Education Law, the Higher Education Law, the Decennial Education Plans and several technical bulletins. Regarding the institutions and social actors, the distinction between media education, educational technology and pedagogical resources is used to establish which of these experiences are related to the subject matter of this text. Afterwards, the most representative cases of teacher education are introduced, as well as the academic programmes created in the country. Finally, theoretical and conceptual frameworks produced in the country are analysed, and some clues to developing media education are provided.

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