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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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Wendler, Rachael – Community Literacy Journal, 2014
This article reclaims Jane Addams as a community literacy pedagogue and explicates her pedagogical theory through an analysis of her social thought. Addams' goal of "socializing democracy" through education led her to both encourage immigrant students to associate across difference and to assimilate into dominant literacies--tensions…
Descriptors: Democracy, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Literacy
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Leon, Kendall Marie – Community Literacy Journal, 2013
To address the need for situated accounts of community rhetoric, this article examines the legacy of the first Chicana feminist organization, the "Comision Femenil Mexicana Nacional (CFMN)." The CFMN and their archival collection provide[d] Chicanas an education about how to interpret, be and act in the world. To invent a rhetorical…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Culture, Females, Feminism, Activism
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Plemons, Anna – Community Literacy Journal, 2013
Considering the situated complexities and competing interest of exploitation and hope inherent in community literacy work, this article examines the ways that the Community Arts Program (CAP) at California State Prison-Sacramento complicates and also reifies archetypal grand literacy narratives and considers the place of such narratives within a…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Art Activities, Community Programs
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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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Davis, Rhonda – Community Literacy Journal, 2013
Educators focused on community literacy and public engagement have access to a unique critical platform from which larger social issues that impact us both as a whole and on very personal levels are open to exploration. Being particularly situated to have significant impact on community, literacy work in this area may require uncommon pedagogical…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Ecology, Conservation (Environment), Writing (Composition)
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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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Villaseñor, Elodia; Alcalá, Miguel; Valladares, Ena Suseth; Torres, Miguel A.; Mercado, Vanessa; Gómez, Cynthia A. – Community Literacy Journal, 2013
Youth perspectives are routinely absent from research and policy initiatives. This article presents a project that infuses youth participation, training and mentorship into the research process and teaches youth how to become policy advocates. Empower Latino Youth (ELAYO) studies the individual and systemic factors impacting sexuality and…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Youth, Ethnic Stereotypes, Social Bias
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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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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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Licona, Adela C.; Gonzales, J. Sarah – Community Literacy Journal, 2013
This article highlights Education/Connection/Action (ECA), a locally developed community pedagogy deployed at a youth activism summer camp that served as a site for a community/academic teaching and research collaboration. Youth considered connections between a set of issues, including a local ban on Ethnic Studies, the School-to-Prison Pipeline,…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Summer Programs, Activism, Literacy
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White-Farnham, Jamie – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
Drawing on interview data regarding literacy practices done in tandem with housework, this article presents an array of recipe uses among retirement-age women. Given their backgrounds as professionals who come of age during second-wave feminism, the women see little value in "domestic" practices such as cooking literacies (Barton & Hamilton).…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Literacy, Cooking Instruction, Rhetoric
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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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