Today, people kw what is happening around them through radio, television, newspapers and the like. With the advance of the telecommunication techlogy, people are w also familiar with the use of personal computers, the Internet and so on. The mass media is w regarded as essential for keeping people up to date with the world around them. In view of this, the invation of a new curriculum, media education or the study of the mass media, has been recommended. This book examines the prevailing perspectives regarding media education in different countries around the world and what kinds of research is being conducted in the field of media education.