This response supports Stoddard’s (2014) assertion that media education should be considered a crucial factor of democratic education and offers both extensions and cautions related to that end. Extensions include practical suggestions for studying the non-neutrality of technology. The author also cautions educators that if media education and democratic education are to be productively merged, a more substantive consideration of the relationship between digital technologies and dispositional factors is warranted.
Response to Article
Jeremy Stoddard, The Need for Media Education in Democratic Education
Mason, L. E.
Media and Democracy. A Response to "The Need for Media Education in Democratic Education".
Democracy and Education,
(1), Article 14.
Available at: http://democracyeducationjournal.org/home/vol23/iss1/14