Abstract—This study focuses on media literacy education in mainland China with a historical review, based on document analysis, and try clarifying the origins, conferences, higher education and press of media literacy education. We found that the development of media literacy education had to face difficulties and challenges. It could be listed as follows: basic principles of discipline should be clearly shown; low localization and lack of social support; uneven geographical distribution of educational resources; ignoring the role of family for media literacy education.
Index Terms—Media; media literacy; media education; media literacy education.
Q. Tan and J. Yao is with the Research Institute for Education and
Psychology of Southwestern Ethnic Groups, Southwest University ,
Chongqing 400715, P.R. China.
Q. Tan and J. Zhang is with Faculty of Education, Autonomous University of Barcelona 08193, Spain.
Q. Xiang is with Chongqing Municipal Commission of the China Communist Youth League, Chongqing 400013, P.R.China.
L. Teng is with Mengyang Secondary School, Pengzhou, Sichuan, 611934, P.R.China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Qinyi Tan, Qian Xiang, Jingya Zhang, Luyan Teng, and Jiali Yao, "Media Literacy Education in Mainland China: A Historical Overview," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 381-385, 2012.