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.
John Pungente is an educator, film critic, and author is the director of The Jesuit Communication Project and President of the Canadian Association of Media Education Organizations. He influenced a generation of Canadian media literacy educators through his innovative curriculum initiatives, teaching and service. He was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from SIGNIS, the Catholic Association for Communication and Media.