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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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Ryder, Phyllis Mentzell – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
This essay considers the difficulty of seeing systems of oppression--a challenging first step of writing for social change. I argue that service-learning faculty and public writing scholars have relied on outdated ways of thinking about racism and oppression, treating social issues as isolated instances of discrimination. Instead, by drawing from…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Social Bias, Racial Bias, Social Change
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Lariscy, Nichole – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
This article discusses the successes and vulnerabilities associated with combining the pedagogical methods of Theater, Composition, and Community Literacy in the Composition classroom. It examines how the ideas of Augusto Boal's "Theatre of the Oppressed" and Paulo Freire's "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" can be combined to support…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Theater Arts, Literacy, Disadvantaged
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Walker, Allison S. – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
This is a snapshot of a service learning course founded on narrative medicine, a clinical practice designed to replace impersonal care with empathic listening. By utilizing poetry therapy techniques among nursing home populations, a program called "HPU LifeLines" promotes a community literacy of illness and provides psychological and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Empathy, Listening, Poetry
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Mathis, Keri E.; Hartline, Megan Faver; Boehm, Beth A.; Sheridan, Mary P. – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
From our perspectives at the University of Louisville, we address the need to provide structures for graduate student participation in community-engaged scholarship. Architectures of participation such as the ones we describe in this piece--the Community Engagement Academy and the Digital Media Academy--offer graduate students the opportunity to…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Universities, Barriers, Graduate Students
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Savini, Catherine – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
Partnerships between writing across the curriculum (WAC) and civic engagement (CE) programs are not given much attention but these partnerships improve each program significantly. CE programs can borrow models from WAC for professional development and obtain support for specific kinds of writing assignments; WAC programs can find among CE…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Partnerships in Education, Writing Across the Curriculum, Civics
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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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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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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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Rumsey, Suzanne Kesler; Nihiser, Tanja – Community Literacy Journal, 2011
Prompted by Cushman and Grabill's call to "ask and answer the difficult questions" about service learning ("Reflections" 2009), this article addresses the difficult question of "what happens when service learning goes wrong." Authors engaged in family history writing and service learning with a local historical group. When the project was unable…
Descriptors: Expectation, Service Learning, College Students, Writing Assignments
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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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Teske, Paul Robert John – Community Literacy Journal, 2010
This qualitative research article explores how youth create multimodal rhetoric during a service-learning course at a local Youth Media Organization. The study takes a detailed look at how the youth want to gain access to the Discourse of the documentary making process but struggle with the confines of conventions of film as is represented by the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Qualitative Research, Rhetoric, Service Learning
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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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Fero, Michele; Ridolfo, Jim; Chrobak, Jill McKay; Van Duinen, Deborah Vriend; Wirtz, Jason; Cushman, Ellen; Grabill, Jeffrey T. – Community Literacy Journal, 2006
This article outlines one potential model for a graduate-level course in community literacy studies. Ellen Cushman and Jeffery Grabill taught this course for the first time at Michigan State University in the spring of 2007. In this article our colleagues with varying disciplinary backgrounds reflect on the course, its readings, and their…
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Community Education, Graduate Study, Literacy
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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
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