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Carter, Shannon; Mutnick, Deborah – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
A general overview of the Writing Democracy project, including its origin story and key objectives. Draws parallels between the historical context that gave rise to the New Deal's Federal Writers' Project and today, examining the potential for a reprise of FWP in community literacy and public rhetoric and introducing articles collected in this…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Educational Research, Role, Income
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Hirsch, Jerrold – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
An overview of the history of the Federal Writers' Project, hitting on critical reference points for our vision of what the project might look like today: the 1930s' FWP's cross-disciplinary integration of literature and history; the rejection of strict divisions between high and low culture; and the bottom-up approach to history that had begun…
Descriptors: Literature, History, Interdisciplinary Approach, Writing (Composition)
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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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Bradbury, Kelly S. – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
At a time when accusations of American ignorance and anti-intellectualism are ubiquitous, this article challenges problematic assumptions about intellectualism that overlook the work of adult basic literacy programs and proposes an expanded view of intellectualism. It is important to recognize and to challenge narrow views of intellectualism…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Intellectual Development, Intellectual Experience, Intelligence
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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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Anderson, Jim; Purcell-Gates, Victoria; Lenters, Kimberly; McTavish, Marianne – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
In this article, we share real-world literacy activities that we designed and implemented in two early literacy classes for preschoolers from two inner-city neighbourhoods that were part of an intergenerational family literacy program, Literacy for Life (LFL). The program was informed by research that shows that young children in high literate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Literacy, Intergenerational Programs, Literacy Education
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Barros, Jessica M. – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
"Koladeras" are women who use call and response in impromptu songs that may contain proverbs, stories about the community, their life experiences, and who and what they see in their world from their own perspective. Via qualitative methods of (auto)ethnography, personal and life story narratives, and interviews, I look at how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Multilingualism, Cultural Maintenance
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Welch, Nancy – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
Little known about the now celebrated 1912 Bread and Roses strike is that prominent Progressive-era reformers condemned the strikers as "uncivil" and "violent." An examination of Bread and Roses' controversies reveals how a ruling class enlists middle-class sentiments to oppose social-justice arguments and defend a civil…
Descriptors: Democracy, Activism, Political Attitudes, Citizen Participation
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Long, Elenore; Fye, Nyillan; Jarvis, John – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
This article analyzes a group of Gambian-American college writers creating an alternative public to challenge the patronizing norms operating in prevailing "aid-to-Africa" rhetorics. These young rhetors evoked performative genres and hybrid discourses so that members of their local public (the African nationals, African American…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, African Culture, Behavior Standards, Foreign Countries
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Jolliffe, David Alton – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
As the author does his job, trying to sponsor and support reading and writing practices that will ideally enrich lives and communities throughout Arkansas, he is always tempted to rewrite the American Declaration of Independence so that its second paragraph begins this way: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created…
Descriptors: Freedom, Literacy Education, Cultural Capital, Rural Areas
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Kells, Michelle Hall – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
This article examines what a pedagogy of public rhetoric and community literacy might look like based on an understanding of twentieth century Mexican American civil rights rhetoric. The inductive process of examining archival materials and conducting oral histories informs this discussion on the processes and challenges of gaining civic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Archives, Research, War
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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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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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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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Adkins, Tabetha – Community Literacy Journal, 2011
Using Jack Goody and Ian Watt's theory of literacy as a normalizing agent, I show how the presence of the English language and "English Only" values and policies have affected the Amish and their home language, Pennsylvania Dutch, and their religious language, "High" German. These changes are seen as detrimental to the Amish…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, English, Religion, Language Usage
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