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- DescriptionThis volume presents a long-term qualitative study that follows 20 New York City public high school students as they make the transition into college and work. The primary data are the young people's reflections on high school, how they felt unprepared for college or career, and the subsequent work they have done in order to succeed. The text critiques the current state of secondary and university education, especially the neoliberal emphasis on private industry and competition. However, it claims that a critical media literacy intervention can provide young people with the skills to challenge their environments and realize they are part of, t apart from, larger social issues. One unique feature of the text is its datagathering method: Stories are culled from in-person interviews and, most importantly, electronic interviews conducted on Facebook. The research was conducted, and this book written, to illustrate the very real struggles and socioecomic challenges of young people and works to create proactive, productive change on their behalf.
- Author BiographyAllison Butler is Lecturer in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a media educator and media education researcher.
- Author(s)Alison Butler
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication24/07/2012
- SubjectUsage & Writing Guides
- Series TitleMinding the Media
- Series Part/Volume Number8
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2012
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight370 g
- Width155 mm
- Height230 mm
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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