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Jacobi, Tobi – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
This essay argues that while fostering individual and collaborative literacy can indeed promote self-awareness, confidence, and political awareness, the threat of emotional and material retribution is ever-present in jail, making the development of infrastructure challenging. Such reality compels engaged teacher-researchers to develop tactical…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Compliance (Psychology), Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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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 I argue that service-learning faculty and public writing scholars have relied on outdated ways of thinking about racism and oppression, treating social issues as isolated instances of discrimination.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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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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Parfitt, Elizabeth; Shane, Stephen – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
This snapshot describes and reflects upon two case studies of community writing projects between Emerson College and Boston Public Schools. Emerson College students were asked to tutor 10th grade BPS students for the English Language Arts portion of the state standardized assessment. Through both quantitative results and qualitative reflection,…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Writing Instruction, Community Programs, College School Cooperation
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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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Toso, Erec – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
While the social, political, economic, educational, and cultural consequences of high rates of incarceration have been well documented, the social psychological dynamics have not received as much discussion. I offer here a first person narrative reflection on the connections between a writing workshops and raising social awareness of the realities…
Descriptors: Workshops, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Personal Narratives
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Weinstein, Susan; Cornelius, Jeremy; Kenny, Shannon; Leung, Muriel; Liew, Grace Shuyi; Lyons, Kieran; Torres, Alejandra; Tougas, Matthew; Webb, Sarah – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
Eight English graduate students and a professor reflect on their semester-long exploration of community literacy studies. The students, some in a MFA Creative Writing program and some doing doctoral work in literature, rhetoric, or English Education, discuss how the community literacies lens unsettled their relationship to English Studies.
Descriptors: Community Education, Literacy, Seminars, Graduate Students
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Hitchcock, Jennifer – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
Jennifer Hitchcock interviews community activist and director of Syracuse University's Composition and Cultural Rhetoric doctoral program, Steve Parks. They discuss Parks's working-class background, career path, influences, and activism. Parks also considers the direction of the field of composition and rhetoric and expresses optimism for the…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Career Development, Influences, Achievement Need
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Dubisar, Abby M. – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
By focusing on the cookbook "Peace Never Tasted So Sweet," this article argues that CODEPINK strategically combines peace activist and food literacies to engage audiences in their antiwar efforts, strategies that take on benefits and drawbacks. Although feminist scholars from a variety of disciplines have studied cookbooks, researchers…
Descriptors: Cooking Instruction, Peace, Activism, Feminism
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Galbreath, Marcy L. – Community Literacy Journal, 2015
Many of the agricultural literacies engendering twentieth-century farming practices and shaping contemporary concepts of food and nutrition in the United States arose through scientific research at land-grant colleges. This article examines how those literacies reached and interacted with local communities through institutional entities such as…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Rural Farm Residents, Foods Instruction, Extension Education
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Trauth, Erin – Community Literacy Journal, 2015
In the face of the $44 billion market--and rising--for foods labeled as "natural" (despite any formal regulatory oversight on the use of this term), this article examines multiple complex layers of community literacies and movements involving foods labeled as "natural," including an increasing availability of…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Food, Nutrition
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