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Mackert, Michael; Poag, Meg – Community Literacy Journal, 2011
Objective: This project examined health literacy efforts among adult basic education providers in Central Texas. Methods: A survey was conducted with all adult literacy providers in Central Texas (N = 58). Results: Most programs provide health-related information. Literacy programs see needs for helping students communicate with doctors, filling…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Health Education, Information Literacy
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Zwerling, Philip – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
Hidalgo County, Texas, is one of the poorest in the country. The population in the Lower Rio Grande Valley is 85% Mexican-American. Underprepared for college and juggling full time jobs, their own children, and sometimes dysfunctional extended families, students often do not expect to succeed. I recently taught a Creative Writing course which…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Creative Writing, Service Learning, Mexican Americans
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Carter, Shannon – Community Literacy Journal, 2008
This article analyzes one prison literacy program in Texas that trains inmate participants to teach other men and women, likewise incarcerated and often dyslexic, to read and write in English. Noting the regular recurrence of the words "repair" and "hope" in participants' descriptions of HOPE and associated activities, the…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Tutoring