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Introduction

  • Chi-Kim CheungEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Media literacy education in China is on the rise. From 2000 onwards, quite a number of conferences on media literacy education were held in major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou. The time has come now for more evidence from rigorous research on media literacy education in China from various teachers and researchers. This introductory chapter outlines the themes of this book, namely theorizing the implementation of media literacy education, practicing media literacy education in schools – case study in mainland China, argument for practicing media literacy education in Hong Kong, reasons for the implementation of media literacy education – responding to the trend in China, and developing the future media literacy education through learning from one another.

Keywords

Social media Twenty-first century literacy Information technology Curriculum Media literacy education Hong Kong 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong

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