Print Media and Public Education

How has the print media industry historically treated public education, and how does the print media treat public education today?

Print media consists of newspapers, magazines, books, and other printed material. And media itself plays a dominant role in the learning process, especially print media. It has the potential to shape personalities, change the way one views the world, and reality. Before there was internet, computers, iPads, and other forms of technology, there were newspapers, journals, and magazines, which serve as the oldest channel of communication. The print media treats public education the same today through the continuing use of newspapers, journals, magazines, and books. Books are still the most popular form of print media used for education. With books, students have access to informal and formal education.

How has the print media industry helped drive improvements and public awareness of public education?

The books and other print media that children read or have read to them affects improvement and public awareness of public education directly and indirectly. Books and magazines inform adults on how to have a healthy and productive life while advertising affects the various types of clothing, food, and toys that are bought for children. Studies on literacy have revealed that the amount and the type of printed materials that adults have in the home, and how the adults interact with these materials around the children, affect the children’s interest and literacy achievement (Barbour, Barbour & Scully, 2008). Books, like children’s peers, provide children with an insight of their society that gives them reaffirming of their own lives and challenges their outlooks. Furthermore, without the print media industry the public awareness of the need for improvements in public education would not be made known as effectively.

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