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Carter, Shannon; Mutnick, Deborah – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
A general overview of the Writing Democracy project, including its origin story and key objectives. Draws parallels between the historical context that gave rise to the New Deal's Federal Writers' Project and today, examining the potential for a reprise of FWP in community literacy and public rhetoric and introducing articles collected in this…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Educational Research, Role, Income
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Carter, Shannon – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
This article offers an extended treatment of two social justice efforts in a rural university town as historical examples of civic engagement with contemporary implications for Writing Democracy and similar projects. The article begins with an analysis of local activism initiated by John Carlos in 1967 while he was still a student at our…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Universities, Rural Schools, Municipalities
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Carter, Shannon – Community Literacy Journal, 2008
This article analyzes one prison literacy program in Texas that trains inmate participants to teach other men and women, likewise incarcerated and often dyslexic, to read and write in English. Noting the regular recurrence of the words "repair" and "hope" in participants' descriptions of HOPE and associated activities, the…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Tutoring