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Alvarez, Steven – Community Literacy Journal, 2017
This article reports from instances of child language brokering among emergent bilingual youths and parents at a New York City after-school community literacy program composed largely of Mexican immigrant families. I argue that youth language brokers negotiated literacies with and for their parents in differing contexts, with different audiences,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Mexicans, Translation, English (Second Language)
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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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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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Perry, Kristen H. – Community Literacy Journal, 2013
This case study investigates Carolyn, an effective volunteer ESL and literacy instructor of adult African refugees, in order to understand both what it means to be a qualified instructor, and also how community-based volunteer instructors may become more qualified. The study's findings suggest that Carolyn's qualifications are a combination of…
Descriptors: Volunteers, English (Second Language), Literacy Education, Adult Education
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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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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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Rosenberg, Lauren – Community Literacy Journal, 2008
This article is part of a project that involves case studies of four adults who attend an informal literacy center. I examine people's motivations to write when their main purpose is not to gain a degree or other credentials. Here I focus on one study member and how she uses writing to gain textual agency. By composing narratives that investigate…
Descriptors: Audiences, Adult Literacy, Case Studies, Student Motivation
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Greenberg, Daphne – Community Literacy Journal, 2008
The field of adult literacy is complex. This complexity poses many challenges for literacy programs. This paper addresses the challenges of collaboration, diversity, attendance, assessment and professional development as they apply to adult literacy programs. Recommendations for increasing the success of literacy programs are provided.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Adult Literacy, Barriers, Cooperation