Social Responsiblity Literacy & Media Ecology

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Presentation at the National Network for Educational Renewal Annual conference Sept. 19-21, Univ. of Texas at Arlington

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  • Social Responsiblity Literacy & Media Ecology

    1. 1. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY LITERACY & MEDIA ECOLOGY : LEVERAGING COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY FOR THE COMMON GOOD New Roads School, Santa Monica, CA, RONAN HALLOWELL M.A. [email_address] web.mac.com/dronanh
    2. 2. IN THE U.S. TODAY SOCIAL BONDS ARE FRAYING
    3. 3. WE CAN EACH HELP IMPROVE OUR COMMUNITIES AND SOCIETY
    4. 4. OUR SOCIETY WILL BECOME MORE POLARIZED IF WE DO NOTHING
    5. 5. WE WANT A FAIR AND DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY
    6. 6. DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY REQUIRES INDIVIDUAL & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
    7. 7. WE NEED TOOLS & MEDIA TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY
    8. 8. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY LITERACY REQUIRES EDUCATION
    9. 9. INEQUALITY HAS BEEN INCREASING 73% 1.0% 10.9% 2.9% Bush Expansion 2002-2006 45% 2.7% 10.3% 4.0% Clinton Expansion 1993-2000 52% 1.2% 5.8% 2.0% Full period 1993-2006 (4) (3) (2) (1)   Fraction of total growth captured by top 1% Bottom 99% Incomes Real Annual Growth Top 1% Incomes Real Annual Growth Average Income Real Annual Growth Table 1. REAL ANNUAL INCOME GROWTH BY GROUPS, 1993-2006
    10. 10. DECOMPOSING THE TOP DECILE US INCOME SHARE INTO 3 GROUPS 1913-2006 Source: Piketty and Saez (2003), series updated to 2006. Income is defined as market income including capital gains. http://elsa.berkeley.edu/~saez/TabFig2006prel.xls THE RICH GET RICHER
    11. 11. <ul><li>.dkj </li></ul>U.S. POVERTY RATE VS. OTHER DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
    12. 12. POVERTY & EDUCATION
    13. 13. EDUCATION & HEALTH CARE ARE IN CRISIS
    14. 14. TO IMPROVE EDUCATION WE MUST ADDRESS RELATED SOCIAL ISSUES
    15. 15. UNEMPLOYMENT, CRIME, RACISM, HOPELESSNESS & LACK OF PUBLIC SERVICES AFFECT STUDENTS ABILITY TO LEARN
    16. 16. MEDIA IS OUR SOCIAL GLUE
    17. 17. “ MEDIA ECOLOGY LOOKS INTO… HOW MEDIA OF COMMUNICATION AFFECT HUMAN PERCEPTION, UNDERSTANDING, FEELING, AND VALUE....”- Neil Postman
    18. 18. “ [MEDIA ECOLOGY EXAMINES HOW] OUR INTERACTION WITH MEDIA FACILITATES OR IMPEDES OUR CHANCES OF SURVIVAL.” — Neil Postman
    19. 19. MEDIA AND CONSUMER CULTURE CONTRIBUTE TO MASS MEDIATED STUPEFACTION
    20. 20. WEAPON OF MASS DISTRACTION
    21. 21. MEDIA SHOULD DO MORE TO RAISE AWARENESS
    22. 22. MASS MEDIA CORPORATIONS SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE FREE PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAMMING
    23. 23. MEDIA LITERACY SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS
    24. 24. PBS TV STATION WEBSITE ON MEDIA LITERACY
    25. 25. ONE OF THE FIRST MEDIA LITERACY NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATINS
    26. 26. Text SEVERAL NON-PROFITS & POLICY ORGANIZATIONS ARE PRODUCING INTERNET & BROADCAST MEDIA CAMPAIGNS AROUND IMPORTANT ISSUES
    27. 27. CAMPAIGN TO RAISE VISIBILITY OF EDUCATION ISSUES IN AN IMPORTANT ELECTION YEAR. INCLUDES TV ADS
    28. 28. CELEBRITY SUPPORTED CAMPAIGN TO ADDRESS GLOBAL POVERTY
    29. 29. AL GORE’S FAMOUS EFFORT TO ADDRESS GLOBAL WARMING
    30. 30. LEONARDO DICAPRIO’S FILM AND INITIATIVES TO ADDRESS THE OVERALL WORLD ECO-CRISIS
    31. 31. YOUTH FOR HUMAN RIGHTS-INCLUDES DIGITAL VIDEO SERIES
    32. 32. MEDIA SHOULD HELP FOSTER SOCIAL CAPITAL CREATION
    33. 33. SOCIAL CAPITAL= SOCIAL NETWORKS + NORMS OF RECIPROCITY=VALUE/SOCIAL WEALTH
    34. 34. TAKE ACTION: ATTEND PUBLIC MEETINGS
    35. 35. LOG OFF, GO TO THE PARK & SAY HELLO TO SOMEONE
    36. 36. SUPPORT LOCAL SCHOOL FUNDING
    37. 37. IF YOUR ARE RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL DEEPEN PRACTICES THAT FOSTER INCLUSIVENESS, COMPASSION & TOLERANCE
    38. 38. IF YOU ARE NOT RELIGIOUS DEEPEN PRACTICE OF SECULAR CODE OF ETHICS & CULTIVATE TOLERANCE & COMPASSION secular humanism
    39. 39. SHARE YOUR CONCERNS WITH OTHERS & CONSUME MEDIA WITH AWARENESS
    40. 40. LAUGH, CRY, CELEBRATE, GRIEVE
    41. 41. WE CAN’T TELL THE CHILDREN THERE IS NO HOPE
    42. 42. http://www.toddpowelson.com/Images/Imagination.jpg

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