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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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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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Goldblatt, Eli – Community Literacy Journal, 2008
In the summer of 2006, Open Borders Project/Proyecto Sin Fronteras, a small educational center in the heart of Latino North Philadelphia, sponsored a six-week program to teach teens from Philadelphia public schools how to plan and conduct interviews, edit audio files, and write the necessary preparatory material to produce short pieces about…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Summer Programs, Personal Narratives, Hispanic Americans
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Higgins, Lorraine; Long, Elenore; Flower, Linda – Community Literacy Journal, 2006
This paper develops a rhetorically centered model of community literacy in the theoretical and practical context of local publics--those spaces where ordinary people develop public voices to engage in intercultural inquiry and deliberation. Drawing on fifteen years of action research in the Community Literacy Center and beyond, the authors…
Descriptors: Community Education, Literacy, Models, Rhetoric