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Roderick, Ryan – Community Literacy Journal, 2013
This study investigates how literacy was constructed at an adult literacy organization's volunteer tutor-training program. By drawing on qualitative analysis of training texts used during training, such as training evaluations, and data gathered from interviews with experienced tutors, it is possible to identify the assumptions about literacy…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Program Evaluation, Interviews, Instructional Materials
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Perry, Kristen H. – Community Literacy Journal, 2013
This case study investigates Carolyn, an effective volunteer ESL and literacy instructor of adult African refugees, in order to understand both what it means to be a qualified instructor, and also how community-based volunteer instructors may become more qualified. The study's findings suggest that Carolyn's qualifications are a combination of…
Descriptors: Volunteers, English (Second Language), Literacy Education, Adult Education
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Bradbury, Kelly S. – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
At a time when accusations of American ignorance and anti-intellectualism are ubiquitous, this article challenges problematic assumptions about intellectualism that overlook the work of adult basic literacy programs and proposes an expanded view of intellectualism. It is important to recognize and to challenge narrow views of intellectualism…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Intellectual Development, Intellectual Experience, Intelligence
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Friedman, Daniela; Tanwar, Manju; Yoho, Deborah W.; Richter, Jane V. E. – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
Being prepared with accurate, credible, and timely information during a disaster can help individuals make informed decisions about taking appropriate actions. Unfortunately, many people have difficulty understanding health and risk-related resources. This exploratory, mixed methods study assessed disaster information seeking behaviors and…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Terrorism, Self Efficacy, Public Health
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Godbee, Beth – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
In this qualitative case study of one tutoring relationship, I present new data on the extracurriculum; investigate tutoring as it occurs in community spaces; and argue that individuals can connect across systematic inequalities through personal conversations around picture books, photographs, and other visual and textual materials. Rather than…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Tutoring, Picture Books, Qualitative Research
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Rovito, Michael; Masucci, Michele – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
We introduce the need for scholars interested in literacy, geography, and cultural studies to examine the role of English language literacy in shaping assimilation experiences of recent immigrant groups. We consider a case study of English language self-efficacy among ethnic Chinese immigrants in the Philadelphia metropolitan area to suggest how…
Descriptors: Migration, Immigrants, Asians, Chinese
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Remley, Dirk – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
This essay presents a case study of the modes used in training employees at a munitions plant in Ohio between 1940 and 1945. Theories of multimodal discourse and learning advanced by The New London Group (1996), Gunther Kress and Theo Van Leeuwen (2001) and Richard Mayer (2001) inform this analysis. With an unskilled labor force and many workers…
Descriptors: United States History, War, Weapons, Manufacturing Industry
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Carrick, Tracey Hammler – Community Literacy Journal, 2007
This paper considers how community literacy programs factor into broader economies of literacy development. The author analyzes two Appalachian community literacy projects, Shirley Brice Heath's ethnographic project in the Carolina Piedmont and Highlander Research and Education Center's organizing efforts with the Appalachian People's Movement, to…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Community Programs, Literacy, Folk Schools
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Bowen, Betsy – Community Literacy Journal, 2006
For nineteen years, Mercy Learning Center, a community-based literacy organization, has provided basic literacy instruction to low-income women in Bridgeport, Connecticut. During that time it has grown from three students and two tutors to 450 students, 155 tutors, and five full-time teachers. This growth has been affected by changes in welfare…
Descriptors: Females, Holistic Approach, Learning Centers (Classroom), Tutors