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MacDonald, Michael T. – Community Literacy Journal, 2017
Literacy "sponsorship" in refugee communities is not without its risks and limitations. For potential sponsors, risks include the commodification of refugee voices, while limits include inaccurate generalizations of those being sponsored. This essay draws from a case study of refugee student discourse to discuss how a more explicit…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Refugees, After School Programs, English (Second Language)
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Shaw, Donita; Perry, Kristen H.; Ivanyuk, Lyudmyla; Tham, Sarah – Community Literacy Journal, 2017
The purpose of our study was to discover who researches functional literacy. This study was situated within a larger systematic literature review. We searched seven electronic databases and identified 90 sources to answer our larger question regarding how functional literacy is defined and conceptualized as well as the specific question pertinent…
Descriptors: Functional Literacy, Definitions, Institutional Characteristics, Authors
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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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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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Vaughn, Jennie; Harrell, Allen; Dayton, Amy E. – Community Literacy Journal, 2015
This qualitative study looks at how rural women in the American South have obtained access to digital technologies for reading and writing. Using the "life history" approach (Brandt; Hawisher and Selfe), we interviewed five women. We look at the challenges caused by the Digital Divide, at economies of access, including the financial…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Rural Areas, Females, Interviews
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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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Wells, Jaclyn Michelle – Community Literacy Journal, 2014
This article presents findings from a case study of an adult literacy program. The author conducted this IRB-approved study as part of a three-year, research-based, community-engagement project that partnered the literacy program with a writing center at a large public research university. The author argues that the participatory methods afforded…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Case Studies, Research Universities, Participatory Research
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Briseño-Garzón, Adriana; Perry, Kristen H.; Purcell-Gates, Victoria – Community Literacy Journal, 2014
Much of the current research on scientific literacy focuses on particular text genres read by students within the classroom context. We offer a cross-case analysis of literacy as social practice in multicultural communities around the world, through which we reveal that individuals with no formal education, as well as people with varied levels of…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Cultural Pluralism, Science Education, Informal Education
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Roderick, Ryan – Community Literacy Journal, 2013
This study investigates how literacy was constructed at an adult literacy organization's volunteer tutor-training program. By drawing on qualitative analysis of training texts used during training, such as training evaluations, and data gathered from interviews with experienced tutors, it is possible to identify the assumptions about literacy…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Program Evaluation, Interviews, Instructional Materials
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Horn, Stacey S.; Peter, Christina R.; Tasker, Timothy B.; Sullivan, Shannon L. – Community Literacy Journal, 2013
This article recounts how a university-community collaborative challenged prevailing assumptions about parents as barriers to the provision of gender and sexuality information to their children, allowing for the recognition of parents as critical stakeholders and partners in sexual literacy work with youth. We provide evidence that parents'…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Sex Education, Gender Issues, Sexuality
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Graham, Louis F.; Matiz Reyes, Armando; Lopez, William; Gracey, Alana; Snow, Rachel C.; Padilla, Mark B. – Community Literacy Journal, 2013
This project increased awareness about issues of violence to youth, their communities, and policy makers through the technique of photovoice and its translation into photo exhibitions and other community events. Youth participants learned photography skills, engaged in critical communal discussions about important issues affecting their health,…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Violence, Photography, Exhibits
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Snow, Rachel C.; Williams, Angela; Collins, Curtis; Moorman, Jessica; Rangel, Tomas; Barick, Audrey; Clay, Crystal; Matiz Reyes, Armando – Community Literacy Journal, 2013
As the study of sexual commerce has grown dramatically in recent decades due to interest in HIV/AIDS, an expanded literature has scrutinized how research teams manage the operational challenges of accessing spaces that typically resist scrutiny. This paper ventures a combination of both scholarly reflections on the utility of ethical listening and…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Business, Occupations, At Risk Persons
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Carter, Shannon – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
This article offers an extended treatment of two social justice efforts in a rural university town as historical examples of civic engagement with contemporary implications for Writing Democracy and similar projects. The article begins with an analysis of local activism initiated by John Carlos in 1967 while he was still a student at our…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Universities, Rural Schools, Municipalities
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Bradbury, Kelly S. – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
At a time when accusations of American ignorance and anti-intellectualism are ubiquitous, this article challenges problematic assumptions about intellectualism that overlook the work of adult basic literacy programs and proposes an expanded view of intellectualism. It is important to recognize and to challenge narrow views of intellectualism…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Intellectual Development, Intellectual Experience, Intelligence
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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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