Category Archives: Post-Secondary Support

Stereotyping in the News

What is a Stereotype?                   A stereotype is a belief about an individual or group that is based on the belief that everyone in that group will act the same way.  They are harmful because they judge people based … Continue reading

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Advertisement Lesson

             People are constantly exposed to advertisements, and marketers are realizing that many people are becoming desensitized to them.  The consequence of people becoming desensitized to advertisements is that businesses are becoming more creative in their communication with consumers.  A … Continue reading

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Demographics of Voting

Demographics of Voting Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2008 According to2008 data from the United States Census 131,144,000 people voted. In the 2008 presidential election, more females voted than males. 70,415,000 females voted vs. 60,729,000 males voted.  … Continue reading

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Media Literacy Education Approaches

                  People cannot be expected to retain all the knowledge gained from media literacy training in high school or college.  It is possible that school-based media literacy education is less effective than adult approaches.  Adults need to be able to retain … Continue reading

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Adolescent Health

                  Media literacy has been seen as a new approach to helping young people make good decisions regarding their health.  Being observant of media is as important as the classes they take.  Media have an impact on adolescents’ sexual and … Continue reading

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Many Adults on Social Networking Sites

                      Raising awareness of issues via outdated technologies is becoming increasingly difficult.  Many people have stopped reading most of their email messages.  According to a study conducted by Pew Internet, email open rates have dropped to 63% between the years … Continue reading

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Reality TV in the College Classroom

                 Rockler-Gladen (2006) stated that college students enjoy watching reality television.  Rockler-Gladen proposed that since college students enjoy watching reality television, it should be utilized as a teaching resource for the college classroom.  Teachers can use episodes from reality television shows to … Continue reading

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