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Adkins, Tabetha – Community Literacy Journal, 2011
Using Jack Goody and Ian Watt's theory of literacy as a normalizing agent, I show how the presence of the English language and "English Only" values and policies have affected the Amish and their home language, Pennsylvania Dutch, and their religious language, "High" German. These changes are seen as detrimental to the Amish…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, English, Religion, Language Usage
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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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McKee, Heidi; Blair, Kristine – Community Literacy Journal, 2006
In this article, we begin by briefly reviewing some of the national statistics on older adults and computer usage, statistics that led each of us to volunteer as teachers to develop technological literacy programs for older adults at local community centers. Because we recognize that all literacies are developed and used by specific people in…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Computers, Community Centers, Literacy