Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe

Cross-Country Comparisons

Edited by Divina Frau-Meigs, Irma Velez, Julieta Flores Michel

This book offers the first analysis on public policies in Media, information and computer literacy in Europe. It assesses the available training in and resources for primary and secondary schools, the funding devoted to it, the participation of civil society and the means and measure to evaluate these literacies across 29 countries. The chapters  are representative of national and regional diversity within Europe, each one being written by three authors from different European countries in what is a truly collaborative project based on qualitative comparative analysis.

Overall, the book offers a unique map of the actual media education policies that exist within Europe. It also proposes the first analysis ever of the process of governance in MIL, taking into account all the actors involved, their coordination and the role of good/sensible practices.

Table of contents


Chapter 1: Mapping Media and Information Literacy (MIL) policies: new perspectives for the governance of MIL
Divina Frau-Meigs, Irma Velez, Julieta Flores-Michel

Chapter 2: Definitions and values of Media and Information Literacy in a historical context
Christine W. Trültzsch-Wijnen, María Francesca Murru & Tao Papaioannou

Chapter 3: Legal frameworks for Media and Information Literacy
María-del-Mar Grandío, Sirin Dilli & Brian O’Neill

Chapter 4: Training and capacity building in Media and Information Literacy
Julian McDougall, Nurcay Turkoglu & Igor Kanižaj

Chapter 5: The role of non-governmental actors in Media and Information Literacy: a comparative media systems perspective
Marijana Matović, Kristina Juraitė, Alfonso Gutiérrez

Chapter 6: Evaluation and funding of Media and Information Literacy
Piermarco Aroldi, Miguel Vicente, Norbert Vrabec

Chapter 7: Good practices and Emerging trends trends in Media and Information Literacy
Conceicao Costa, Viktorija Car & Sofia Papadimitriou

Chapter 8: The double bind of Media and Information Literacy: A critical view on public policy discourses about MIL
Kirsten Drotner, Divina Frau-Meigs, Sirkku Kotilainen & Niina Uusitalo

Divina Frau-Meigs is a member and former vice-president of IAMCR .

The above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

Title: Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe. Cross-Country Comparisons
Editors: Divina Frau-Meigs, Irma Velez, Julieta Flores Michel
Published: 2017
Pages: 304
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138644373

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