The Need for More Research
There is a great need for more research and data related to media literacy and media literacy education. First, data is needed to understand current school district landscapes and identify gaps and needs for media literacy education. Secondly, research needs to be done as states enact new laws and standards and they’re being implemented in schools across the country. This research will be vital in informing educators and policymakers on best practices and help identify opportunities for improvement. Media literacy advocates of all types can answer the call for more data, and we call on education leaders and academics to help us with this work.
If you’re leading an effort to collect more data related to media literacy, we want to know about it! Reach out to us and let us know about your work.