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Media Education in Japan: Concepts, Policies, and Practices

  • Kanae Suzuki
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In this age of the information society, media is widespread among homes and schools, and children are exposed to various types of media at a very early age. The Time-Budget Survey (NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, 2005) reported that the per weekday average of Japanese elementary school students exposed to some types of mass media (TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, comics, books, CDs, MDs or music tapes, and videos) was 2 hours and 50 minutes; for junior high school students it was 3 hours and 1 minute; and for high school students it was 4 hours and 51 minutes.

Keywords

Media Education Elementary School Media Literacy Junior High School Information Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kanae Suzuki
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  1. 1.Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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