The opportunistic teacher who embraces the leisure interests of his pupils in the hope of leading them to higher things is as frequently unsympathetic to the really valuable qualities of popular culture as his colleague who remains resolutely hostile. A true training in discrimination is concerned with pleasure.
Len Masterman, an English education professor at the University of Nottingham in England, started his career as a high school English teacher in the 1960s. He first wrote about the serious study of the mass media in schools with his influential 1980 publication, Teaching about Television. His second book, Teaching the Media provided a framework for critically analyzing news and entertainment media.