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Rosenberg, Lauren – Community Literacy Journal, 2017
Sustainability in community engagement projects depends on careful attention to the ways we navigate complex, often challenging relationships with our partners, our students, agencies, and the institutions in which we occupy multiple, sometimes competing roles. This article considers the difficulty inherent in developing and maintaining…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Undergraduate Students
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Monberg, Terese Guinsatao – Community Literacy Journal, 2017
In gathering and circulating histories, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) enacts both community publishing and self-publishing models, as they have been defined in literacy studies. As a community institution situated within a larger constellation of counterpublics and dominant publics that have often overlooked, erased,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Filipino Americans, United States History, History Instruction
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Cella, Laurie; Goldblatt, Eli; Johnson, Karen; Mathieu, Paula; Parks, Steve; Restaino, Jessica – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
The following essay is a collective reflection in which the authors revisit the themes they raise in the edited volume "Unsustainable," ask new questions, and suggest, again, that long-term sustainability might not be the most appropriate goal for every university-community partnership. Still, relationships, with all their variability,…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Communities of Practice, School Community Relationship, College Role
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Kannan, Vani; Kuebrich, Ben; Rodríguez, Yanira – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
At our workshop at the inaugural Conference on Community Writing on the rhetoric of the corporate university, participants noted that the values espoused by community literacy "in the community" are being eroded "at the university." Furthermore, they noted the underlying rhetorics of missionary zeal, whiteness, and…
Descriptors: Workshops, Literacy, Privatization, Service Learning
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McCarthy, Seán – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
This essay proposes a model of university-community partnership called "an engaged swarm" that mobilizes networks of students from across classes and disciplines to work with off-campus partners such as nonprofits. Based on theories that translate the distributed, adaptive, and flexible activity of actors in biological systems to…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Networks, Case Studies
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Holmes, Ashley J. – Community Literacy Journal, 2015
Drawing on interviews with writing teachers, this article highlights some of the affective responses that may arise for students, community partners, and teachers when we situate our pedagogies in public sites beyond the classroom. I analyze a teacher-narrated moment of student distress to demonstrate how theories of transformative learning might…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Interviews, Affective Behavior, Service Learning
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Licona, Adela C.; Russell, Stephen T. – Community Literacy Journal, 2013
According to the Ford Foundation, "a deeper understanding of human sexuality is an essential element of human rights and healthy social relationships." Beginning with this assumption, we seek to be informed by and to inform policies and local practices; to initiate broad conversations that address sexual health and healthy sexualities…
Descriptors: Action Research, Sexuality, Sexual Identity, Civil Rights
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Remley, Dirk – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
This essay presents perspectives on the range of potential reciprocity in literacy research and service learning, focusing attention on opportunities for individualized and institutional reciprocation, as observed by Takayoshi and Powell (2003). Researchers and students involved in community-based research or service programs have several…
Descriptors: Literacy, Service Learning, Educational Research, Community Programs
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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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Feigenbaum, Paul – Community Literacy Journal, 2011
This essay revises Paula Mathieu's call for relationship-based tactics of engagement over institution-based strategies. Because engaged scholars operate within institutional contexts, they should utilize both tactics and strategies to make the academic institutional paradigm more conducive to relationship-based engagement. In supporting this…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Learning Strategies, Interpersonal Relationship, Literacy
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Juergensmeyer, Erik – Community Literacy Journal, 2011
This article suggests that the methodology of community-based action research provides concrete strategies for fostering effective community problem solving. To argue for a community research pedagogy, the author draws upon past and present scholarship in action research and participatory action research, experiences teaching an undergraduate…
Descriptors: Student Research, Community Problems, Action Research, Problem Solving
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Gring-Pemble, Lisa M.; Garner, Pamela – Community Literacy Journal, 2010
In this essay, we explain the development, implementation, and preliminary findings of an innovative writing program that drew upon a peer collaborative model and a community literacy perspective. Developed as an after school program, this project represented a community-university partnership designed to provide an enjoyable forum for teaching…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Writing Instruction, Literacy Education, Peer Relationship
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Scott, Grete M. – Community Literacy Journal, 2010
Why, if service learning has "come a long way," has it not had the impact on the university or on the community that proponents expected? This article details interviews with eight teachers at Virginia Tech who use service learning in their classrooms, with particular attention to the convergence of literacies that occurs when teachers,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Interviews, College Faculty, Teaching Methods
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Deans, Tom – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
This essay explores how the philosophical tradition of American pragmatism, especially Richard Rorty's work on social hope late in his career, could be relevant to community literacy. Pragmatism does not prescribe a particular approach to community literacy but, unlike many kinds of critical pedagogy, affirms a role for patriotism and liberalism…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Educational Philosophy, Social Justice, Patriotism
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Parks, Steve; Pollard, Nick – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
Our dialogue explores the development of community/university publishing partnerships in the United States through the dual lens of the U.S-based "Students' Right To Their Own Language" and the U.K.-based Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers, a national alliance of working-class writing groups. At the conclusion of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing (Composition), Colleges, School Community Relationship
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