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Rosenberg, Lauren – Community Literacy Journal, 2017
Sustainability in community engagement projects depends on careful attention to the ways we navigate complex, often challenging relationships with our partners, our students, agencies, and the institutions in which we occupy multiple, sometimes competing roles. This article considers the difficulty inherent in developing and maintaining…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Undergraduate Students
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Cella, Laurie; Goldblatt, Eli; Johnson, Karen; Mathieu, Paula; Parks, Steve; Restaino, Jessica – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
The following essay is a collective reflection in which the authors revisit the themes they raise in the edited volume "Unsustainable," ask new questions, and suggest, again, that long-term sustainability might not be the most appropriate goal for every university-community partnership. Still, relationships, with all their variability,…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Communities of Practice, School Community Relationship, College Role
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House, Veronica – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
Influenced by ecological theories of writing, the author proposes a new model for writing curriculum design and community-based projects. The article provides a project of the Writing Initiative for Service and Engagement at the University of Colorado Boulder as an example of programmatic engagement with a community issue using an ecological…
Descriptors: Ecology, Models, Writing Instruction, Curriculum Design
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Kannan, Vani; Kuebrich, Ben; Rodríguez, Yanira – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
At our workshop at the inaugural Conference on Community Writing on the rhetoric of the corporate university, participants noted that the values espoused by community literacy "in the community" are being eroded "at the university." Furthermore, they noted the underlying rhetorics of missionary zeal, whiteness, and…
Descriptors: Workshops, Literacy, Privatization, Service Learning
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Parfitt, Elizabeth; Shane, Stephen – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
This snapshot describes and reflects upon two case studies of community writing projects between Emerson College and Boston Public Schools. Emerson College students were asked to tutor 10th grade BPS students for the English Language Arts portion of the state standardized assessment. Through both quantitative results and qualitative reflection,…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Writing Instruction, Community Programs, College School Cooperation
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Lariscy, Nichole – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
This article discusses the successes and vulnerabilities associated with combining the pedagogical methods of Theater, Composition, and Community Literacy in the Composition classroom. It examines how the ideas of Augusto Boal's "Theatre of the Oppressed" and Paulo Freire's "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" can be combined to support…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Theater Arts, Literacy, Disadvantaged
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Walker, Allison S. – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
This is a snapshot of a service learning course founded on narrative medicine, a clinical practice designed to replace impersonal care with empathic listening. By utilizing poetry therapy techniques among nursing home populations, a program called "HPU LifeLines" promotes a community literacy of illness and provides psychological and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Empathy, Listening, Poetry
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Mathis, Keri E.; Hartline, Megan Faver; Boehm, Beth A.; Sheridan, Mary P. – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
From our perspectives at the University of Louisville, we address the need to provide structures for graduate student participation in community-engaged scholarship. Architectures of participation such as the ones we describe in this piece--the Community Engagement Academy and the Digital Media Academy--offer graduate students the opportunity to…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Universities, Barriers, Graduate Students
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Weinstein, Susan; Cornelius, Jeremy; Kenny, Shannon; Leung, Muriel; Liew, Grace Shuyi; Lyons, Kieran; Torres, Alejandra; Tougas, Matthew; Webb, Sarah – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
Eight English graduate students and a professor reflect on their semester-long exploration of community literacy studies. The students, some in a MFA Creative Writing program and some doing doctoral work in literature, rhetoric, or English Education, discuss how the community literacies lens unsettled their relationship to English Studies.
Descriptors: Community Education, Literacy, Seminars, Graduate Students
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Hitchcock, Jennifer – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
Jennifer Hitchcock interviews community activist and director of Syracuse University's Composition and Cultural Rhetoric doctoral program, Steve Parks. They discuss Parks's working-class background, career path, influences, and activism. Parks also considers the direction of the field of composition and rhetoric and expresses optimism for the…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Career Development, Influences, Achievement Need
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Galbreath, Marcy L. – Community Literacy Journal, 2015
Many of the agricultural literacies engendering twentieth-century farming practices and shaping contemporary concepts of food and nutrition in the United States arose through scientific research at land-grant colleges. This article examines how those literacies reached and interacted with local communities through institutional entities such as…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Rural Farm Residents, Foods Instruction, Extension Education
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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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Grobman, Laurie – Community Literacy Journal, 2015
This co-authored article describes a community literacy oral history project involving 14 undergraduate students. It is intellectually situated at the intersection of writing studies, oral history, and African American rhetoric and distinguished by two features: 1) we were a combined team of 20 collaborators, and 2) our narrator, Frank Gilyard,…
Descriptors: Oral History, Literacy, Undergraduate Students, African Americans
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Kimball, Elizabeth – Community Literacy Journal, 2015
In fields such as sociolinguistics and composition and rhetoric, communication is increasingly understood as translingual, that is, as negotiated socially across languages. Those of us engaged in community literacy can and should recognize the deeply multilingual nature of the communities in which we work, and we should understand, embrace, and…
Descriptors: Decision Making, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Literacy
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Marshall Bowen, Lauren; Arko, Kirsti; Beatty, Joel; Delaney, Cindy; Dorpenyo, Isidore; Moeller, Laura; Roberts, Elsa; Velat, John – Community Literacy Journal, 2014
A case study of a graduate-level community literacy seminar that involved a tutoring project with adult digital literacy learners, this essay illustrates the value of community outreach and service-learning for graduate students in writing studies. Presenting multiple perspectives through critical reflection, student authors describe how their…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Adult Students
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