International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2009, Vol. 5(1) 24-44

Media and Teaching about the Middle  East

Khodadad Kaviani

pp. 24 - 44   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2009.010

Published online: February 15, 2009  |   Number of Views: 7  |  Number of Download: 21


Abstract

This qualitative study was conducted in 2006-2007 and found that teachers relied on a variety of readily available media to stay informed about the Middle East and used  some of them in their teaching. Teachers tried to explain to their students that every Middle Eastern Muslim is not a terrorist and Iraq was not behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The guiding questions were: (1) What are the sources of news that teachers     use to teach about the Middle East? (2) How do teachers use the media to teach about the Middle East in the post 9/11 schools? Semi-structured interviews were used to  gather data and teachers’ instructional plans were examined. The Uses  and  Gratification theory provided the conceptual framework and data were analyzed using the grounded theory.

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APA 6th edition
Kaviani, K. (2009). Media and Teaching about the Middle  East . International Journal of Progressive Education, 5(1), 24-44.

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