Worldwide

There are media education ‘movements’ in many countries. In English-speaking countries, Australia and New Zealand are perhaps closest in some ways to the UK experience. In the United States there seems to be more emphasis on aspects of ‘media literacy’ that aim to ‘protect’ students from the excesses of media producers. In Europe, there are examples of more formal programmes in the compulsory schools sector, especially in film education in France and elsewhere.

Rather than attempt to define these different approaches, we’ve selected a small number of websites from around the world.

Australia

Australian Teachers of Media

Canada

Jesuit Communication Project

Media Awareness Network

Europe

France

CLEMI

(Centre for Links between Teaching and News Media) French language site with English summary

Spain

Grupo Comunicar

(Andalucia Collective for Education and Communication) Spanish language site

Switzerland

Cycle d’Orientation

French language site with English version of homepage

US

The Just Think Foundation
Center for Media Literacy
Media Education Foundation
Media Literacy Online Project