International Review of Education

, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 39–58 | Cite as

Media Education Across Four Asian Societies: Issues and Themes

  • Chi-Kim Cheung


This paper undertakes a comparative review of the development and implementation of media education in four Asian societies. The comparison focuses on the following issues: the general pedagogical transition from inoculation to empowerment; the roles of government policy and educational reform in facilitating the development of media education; and the strength of partnerships between educationists, local media and religious organizations. Specific topics such as contextual adaptation, the impact of technology, and the need for collaborative efforts are also discussed.


Media Education Medium Literacy Media Production Education Reform Medium Educa 
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ÉDUCATION AUX MÉDIAS À TRAVERS QUATRE SOCIÉTÉS ASIATIQUES: PROBLÈMES ET THÈMES – Cet article entreprend un examen comparatif du dÉveloppement et de la mise en œuvre de l’Éducation aux mÉdias dans quatre sociÉtÉs asiatiques. La comparaison se concentre sur les problÈmes suivants: la transition pÉdagogique gÉnÉrale de «l’inoculation» À l’autonomisation  ; les rôles de la politique gouvernementale et de la rÉforme de l’enseignement pour faciliter le dÉveloppement de l’Éducation aux mÉdias; et la force des partenariats entre les Éducateurs, les mÉdias locaux et les organisations religieuses. Des sujets spÉcifiques tels que l’adaptation contextuelle, l’impact de la technologie et le besoin d’efforts de collaboration font Également l’objet d’une discussion.


MEDIENPÄDAGOGIK IN VIER ASIATISCHEN GESELLSCHAFTEN: THEMEN UND FRAGESTELLUNGEN – Dieser Artikel bietet einen vergleichenden Überblick Über die Entwicklung und DurchfÜhrung von Maßnahmen zur Medienausbildung in vier asiatischen Gesellschaften. Folgende Themen werden vergleichend behandelt: der allgemeine Übergang in Schulungskonzepten von der kritisch-passiven zur aktiven Medienkompetenz; die Rolle staatlicher Richtlinien und Bildungsreformen bei der Neuregelung medienpÄdagogischer Entwicklungen; sowie die␣StabilitÄt von Partnerschaften zwischen Bildungsbeauftragten, lokalen Medien und religiösen Organisationen. Des weiteren werden spezielle Themen diskutiert wie Kontextadaptation, Technologiefolgen und die Notwendigkeit verstÄrkter Zusammenarbeit.


EDUCACIÓN EN MEDIOS EN CUATRO SOCIEDADES ASIÁTICAS: ASUNTOS Y TEMAS: – Este trabajo contiene una visiÓn general y una comparaciÓn del desarrollo y la implementaciÓn de la educaciÓn en medios, observados en cuatro países asiÁticos. La comparaciÓn se centra en los siguientes asuntos: la transiciÓn pedagÓgica general desde la inoculaciÓn hasta el empoderamiento, los papeles que juegan la política de gobierno y la reforma educativa en el desarrollo de la educaciÓn en␣medios, y la intensidad de las cooperaciones entre educadores, medios locales y organizaciones religiosas. También describe aspectos específicos, tales como la adaptaciÓn contextual, el impacto de las tecnologías y la necesidad de que se realicen esfuerzos que promuevan estos objetivos.


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The work described in this paper was substantially supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No. HKU 7441/06H). Furthermore, the author wishes to thank his research assistant, Yu Guo.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of Hong KongPokfulam, HKSARPeople’s Republic of China

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