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Wade, Stephanie – Community Literacy Journal, 2015
This article proposes permaculture, an ecological alternative to industrial agriculture, as a way to design first-year composition and community literacy classes. First, the paper connects permaculture with post-humanism to describe ecological community literacies--the type of knowledge that ecological theorists say we need to navigate the end of…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Ecology, Freshman Composition, Literacy
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Durá, Lucía; Salas, Consuelo; Medina-Jerez, William; Hill, Virginia – Community Literacy Journal, 2015
In this article we describe La Escuelita Afterschool Program, an interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, after-school literacy partnership on the U.S.-Mexico border. The Escuelita Program used food pedagogy to tap into funds of knowledge, bridging home and school literacies. In doing so, the program challenged deficit thinking and enhanced K-6…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, After School Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cultural Capital
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Kim, Ji Eun; Deschambault, Ryan – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore one South Korean mother's literacy practices after she had migrated to Canada for the purpose of overseeing her children's education. Using a case study method, we focused on language, media, domains, and purposes of literacy practices in Korea and Canada. Data were obtained through two semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Korean, Korean Culture
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Ness, Molly – Community Literacy Journal, 2010
The purpose of this study was to explore the impact that a community literacy project had on the reading habits of young children and their families. This year-long study focuses on a public library-run program titled Books in Motion, in which community members read children's chapter book and meet monthly to watch the book's film translation.…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Interviews, Program Effectiveness, Public Libraries
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Gring-Pemble, Lisa M.; Garner, Pamela – Community Literacy Journal, 2010
In this essay, we explain the development, implementation, and preliminary findings of an innovative writing program that drew upon a peer collaborative model and a community literacy perspective. Developed as an after school program, this project represented a community-university partnership designed to provide an enjoyable forum for teaching…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Writing Instruction, Literacy Education, Peer Relationship
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Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Foorman, Barbara – Community Literacy Journal, 2008
The purpose of this paper is to describe the efficacy of early literacy interventions and to discuss possible roles for volunteer tutors in helping prevent reading difficulties within the Response to Intervention process. First, we describe a landmark study that evaluated the impact of primary classroom instruction on reducing the proportion of…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Early Intervention, Reading Failure, At Risk Students