INRTODUCTION Cheung Chi Kim THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING: MEDIA EDUCATION Cheng Kai Ming MAKING MEDIA EDUCATION HAPPEN: A GLOBAL VIEW David Buckingham & Kate Domaille YOUNG PEOPLE AND PARTICIPATORY CULTURE: RECONCEPTUALISING AUSTRALIAN MEDIA EDUCATION FOR 21ST CENTURY CITIZENSHIP Michael Dezuanni A SUCCES STORY: MEDIA TEACHING IN NEW ZEALAND Geoff Lealand MEDIA EDUCATION IN SOUTH KOREA: HISTORY, DYNAMICS AND CHALLENGES Hyeon-Seon Jeong DISCIPLINING MEDIA: A CASE STUDY OF TWO SCHOOL MEDIA IN HONG KONG Donna Chu A STUDY OF MEDIA PEDAGOGIES IN THREE ASIAN SOCIETIES Sanjay Asthana CHALLENGES FACING MEDIA EDUCATION IN INDIA Arul Aram MEDIA EDUCATION IN JAPAN: CONCEPTS, POLICIES, AND PRACTICES Kanae Suzuki OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR MEDIA EDUCATION IN MAINLAND CHINA Xu, Wen NAVIGATING THROUGH THE MIST: MEDIA LITERACY EDUCATION IN TAIWAN Lin T.B. MEDIA EDUCATION IN SINGAPORE -NEW MEDIA, NEW LITERACIES? Sun Sun LIM & Elmie NEKMAT MEDIA EDUCATION IN THAILAND: CONTEXTS AND PROSPECTS Nuntiya Doungphummes & John Langerand THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MEDIA EDUCATION: CURRENT REALITIES AND FUTURE POSSIBILITIES. Cheung Chi Kim
Media education in Asia is a relatively young, but rapidly developing part of the curriculum. Research has been conducted and papers have been written on various issues concerning media education in Asia. The dominant models of media education in the world are broadly Western and most are drawn from English-speaking countries. The question is whether a similar pattern exists in Asia, where there may be differences in culture, heritage, beliefs, values, education policy, as well as curriculum and pedagogy. Are educators in Asia following the Western model in developing and implementing media education, or are they devising their own models? With this question in mind, this book sets out to understand the prevailing perspectives regarding media education in various Asian societies. While most debates about media education are carried out in Western contexts, this book hopes to provide a platform for readers to examine this issue in an Asian context.
Consolidates the many discussed issues of media education in different Asian countries
Paves the way for implementing a media education curriculum which is relevant to the cultural and social background of Asia in the future