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Educational Perspectives, v38 n2 p46-49 2005

If educators listen carefully to the voices from the classroom, they discover the importance of teaching students how to "look through" the lens of information and communications technology while simultaneously "looking at" technology in a critical fashion. By making time for this deliberate oscillation educators enable students to become critical readers of print and electronic media. In this article, the author outlines his perspective on the need for media education in schools and offers his commentary on the articles presented in this issue.

Descriptors: Journalism Education, Media Literacy, Mass Media, Teaching Methods, Information Technology, Technology Integration, Elementary Secondary Education, Video Technology

College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Wist Annex 2 Room 131, 1776 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822. Tel: 808-956-8002; e-mail: coe[at]; Web site:

Author: Burniske, R. W.


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