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Education and Media

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education and mediaIn a scenario of digital inclusion, the new ways of communication have influenced determinatively not only the learning of new generations, but also the way of thinking and educating. Technology and education are combined to create new materials and educational incentives, as well as provide distance training at all levels of education, by multiplying the access.

In this sense, the media is an important ally, serving as mirror and source for the understanding of society. The press operates indirectly as disseminator of fundamental values and concepts for social cohesion, sometimes reaching the population more effectively than formal education. As a result, special attention should be given to the quality of information and the transparency regarding the synergies in their relationship with the institutions and public policies.

The media is important as direct instrument of social inclusion. In a context of increasing social inclusion, the contents of the media produced by schools and universities generate a plurality of views on major social issues expressing flatly the effective consensus around fundamental values. Besides being an ally in the dissemination of important concepts for educational policy, this type of media has also an important role as a feedback channel, which may point to campaigns and revisions of the educational policy.

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