chapter  4
Global and local in media education: Roy Stafford
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The National Curriculum (NC) at KS3 and 4 requires schools to consider a range of crosscurricular ‘dimensions’ as potentially unifying areas of learning that ‘span the curriculum’ and ‘help young people make sense of the world’ (QCA 2007a). There are several dimensions and they are meant to be seen as integrative with each other as well as with NC subjects. ‘Global dimension and sustainable development’ and ‘identity and cultural diversity’ are two of the dimensions that concern media teachers. ‘Sustainable development’ should interest media teachers also, but in a chapter of this length space is limited.