Allison Butler

Allison Butler

Lecturer + Advisor

N327 Integrative Learning Center

Monday-Friday, by appointment

(413) 545-4609

atbutler@comm.umass.edu

https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/75z2t4js/

Interests:

My research interests are focused on comprehensive media literacy, especially integrating media literacy into the primary and secondary school classroom.  I co-run Mass Media Literacy, a grassroots organization the supports legislation for teacher training in media literacy and builds curriculum for comprehensive media literacy across K-12 public schools in Massachusetts. My upper-level Comm classes all come with a civic engagement component where students have the opportunity to work in the community and across the state with and on behalf of young people and their media learning. I work with homeschool, alternative school, and public school students on media literacy education. I have published two books on bringing  media literacy to the curriculum and its implications: Media Literacy Goes to School (Peter Lang, 2010) and Majoring in Change (Peter Lang, 2012).

Tags: