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Mackert, Michael; Poag, Meg – Community Literacy Journal, 2011
Objective: This project examined health literacy efforts among adult basic education providers in Central Texas. Methods: A survey was conducted with all adult literacy providers in Central Texas (N = 58). Results: Most programs provide health-related information. Literacy programs see needs for helping students communicate with doctors, filling…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Health Education, Information Literacy
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Kaunonen, Gary – Community Literacy Journal, 2011
In working class education, one of the primary goals in addition to basic literacy was the formulation of class-based interpretations of society. In the late 19th and early 20th century, as literacy programs began to filter into the lives of proletariat, an attempt to expand the definition of literacy past basic reading and writing skills…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Working Class, Educational History, Schools
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Ridzi, Frank; Carmody, Virginia; Byrnes, Kathy – Community Literacy Journal, 2011
This paper applies the lens of recent literature on neoinstitutionalism and institutional entrepreneurship to understand the stages of growth in a new community Literacy Coalition. It explores the interactional, technical and cultural phases of institution building identified in other case studies as they emerge in this community study. Finally,…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Philanthropic Foundations, Leadership Role, Literacy
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Moss, Beverly J. – Community Literacy Journal, 2010
The work highlighted in this essay focuses on an ethnographic study of a group of African American women, members of Phenomenal Women, Incorporated, who come together not necessarily to read and write, but who, in their "sista space"--their club--often read and write when they come together. In this space, they promote self-help through reading…
Descriptors: Females, Ethnography, African American History, Literacy
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Ness, Molly – Community Literacy Journal, 2010
The purpose of this study was to explore the impact that a community literacy project had on the reading habits of young children and their families. This year-long study focuses on a public library-run program titled Books in Motion, in which community members read children's chapter book and meet monthly to watch the book's film translation.…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Interviews, Program Effectiveness, Public Libraries
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Tomlinson, Elizabeth C. – Community Literacy Journal, 2010
This study uses fieldwork to investigate the sponsorship of legal literacy within a court mediation program. This examination of institutional involvement in literacy sponsorship demonstrates the ideological nature of literacy by showing the importance of context, investigating literacy-based relationships, and uncovering the intertwined nature of…
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Adult Literacy, Information Literacy, Courts
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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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Gindlesparger, Kathryn Johnson – Community Literacy Journal, 2010
This ethnographic study argues that reciprocity--the attempt to equalize the power dynamics that occur in working relationships--is a way to counteract the widely-used but rarely-critiqued deficit models that dominate the nonprofit landscape. If community work is not done with a near constant attention to power dynamics, programming that is…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Relationship, Community Programs, Nonprofit Organizations
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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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Horning, Alice – Community Literacy Journal, 2010
Illiteracy is a huge problem, socially, economically and educationally. This study of the history and current practices of American public libraries examines their role in supporting the development of human literate abilities and in helping all Americans to be critically literate in order to participate fully and successfully in our society. This…
Descriptors: Illiteracy, Library Role, Public Libraries, Adult Literacy
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Dryer, Dylan – Community Literacy Journal, 2010
As cities like "Portstown" comply with statutory mandates to involve citizens in the drafting of their comprehensive plans, community-literacy workers should pay careful attention to the reading and writing opportunities that emerge. This case-study examines how Portstown planners surveyed citizens' experience of their city and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Writing (Composition), Literacy, Urban Population
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Hansen, Faith Beyer – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
This paper examines one rural school's efforts to recognize and celebrate the multiple literacies of its students, by hosting a LINK Up family night that highlights the varied funds of knowledge of school, community and home. In dialogue with excerpts from Sherman Alexie's novel, "The Absolute True Diaries of a Part Time Indian," the paper…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Literacy, Multiple Literacies, School Community Programs
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Friedman, Daniela; Tanwar, Manju; Yoho, Deborah W.; Richter, Jane V. E. – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
Being prepared with accurate, credible, and timely information during a disaster can help individuals make informed decisions about taking appropriate actions. Unfortunately, many people have difficulty understanding health and risk-related resources. This exploratory, mixed methods study assessed disaster information seeking behaviors and…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Terrorism, Self Efficacy, Public Health
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Marzluf, Phillip P. – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
This interview-based study suggests that the home schooling movement represents another literacy crisis. Home-schooled students may define their commitments to the public sphere in ways that conflict with the assumptions of community literacy and other pedagogical projects. Home schoolers may adopt the values of the "literacy frontier,"…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Literacy, Comparative Analysis, Interviews
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