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Deans, Tom – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
This essay explores how the philosophical tradition of American pragmatism, especially Richard Rorty's work on social hope late in his career, could be relevant to community literacy. Pragmatism does not prescribe a particular approach to community literacy but, unlike many kinds of critical pedagogy, affirms a role for patriotism and liberalism…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Educational Philosophy, Social Justice, Patriotism
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Godbee, Beth – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
In this qualitative case study of one tutoring relationship, I present new data on the extracurriculum; investigate tutoring as it occurs in community spaces; and argue that individuals can connect across systematic inequalities through personal conversations around picture books, photographs, and other visual and textual materials. Rather than…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Tutoring, Picture Books, Qualitative Research
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Barany, Michelle – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
This paper, presented at the CCCC 2008 Senior Citizens Writing session, draws upon my experiences as a senior workshop member and past teacher. Addressing workshop leaders, it emphasizes the need for the many-faceted seniors' voices to be "translated" and tested within a workshop's microcosm before entering the outside world's macrocosm.
Descriptors: Older Adults, Writing Workshops, Authors, Experience
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McCracken, Jill Linnette – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
Newspaper media create interpretations of marginalized groups that require rhetorical analysis so that we can better understand these representations. This article focuses on how newspaper articles create interpretations of sex work that affect both the marginalized and mainstream communities. My ethnographic case study argues that the material…
Descriptors: Newspapers, News Writing, Journalism, Language Usage
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Meyers, Susan V. – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
A recent nine-month field study considered the relationships among school-sponsored and community forms of literacy practices in a migrant-sending area of rural Mexico. While many teachers in rural Mexico argue that students should remain in school rather than migrate to the U.S., this study demonstrates the ways in which schools in rural Mexico…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Community Needs
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Parks, Steve; Pollard, Nick – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
Our dialogue explores the development of community/university publishing partnerships in the United States through the dual lens of the U.S-based "Students' Right To Their Own Language" and the U.K.-based Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers, a national alliance of working-class writing groups. At the conclusion of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing (Composition), Colleges, School Community Relationship
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Rovito, Michael; Masucci, Michele – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
We introduce the need for scholars interested in literacy, geography, and cultural studies to examine the role of English language literacy in shaping assimilation experiences of recent immigrant groups. We consider a case study of English language self-efficacy among ethnic Chinese immigrants in the Philadelphia metropolitan area to suggest how…
Descriptors: Migration, Immigrants, Asians, Chinese
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Remley, Dirk – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
This essay presents a case study of the modes used in training employees at a munitions plant in Ohio between 1940 and 1945. Theories of multimodal discourse and learning advanced by The New London Group (1996), Gunther Kress and Theo Van Leeuwen (2001) and Richard Mayer (2001) inform this analysis. With an unskilled labor force and many workers…
Descriptors: United States History, War, Weapons, Manufacturing Industry
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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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Lenters, Kimberly – Community Literacy Journal, 2008
This paper explores the following questions related to family literacy programs: How is family literacy linked with family literacy programs? What are the theoretical frameworks supporting the various models educators and researchers are using in their pedagogical approaches to family literacy programs? As these questions are explored several…
Descriptors: Program Development, Program Design, Family Literacy, Family Programs
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Jacobi, Tobi – Community Literacy Journal, 2008
This essay explores the intersection between writing studies and civic engagement through the action projects developed in E465: Prison Literature and Writing. Such literacy activism creates immediate opportunities for advanced undergraduates to more fully understand the work of literacy in contested spaces like jail and extends a call to action…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Writing Teachers, Writing Instruction, Institutionalized Persons
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Rosenberg, Lauren – Community Literacy Journal, 2008
This article is part of a project that involves case studies of four adults who attend an informal literacy center. I examine people's motivations to write when their main purpose is not to gain a degree or other credentials. Here I focus on one study member and how she uses writing to gain textual agency. By composing narratives that investigate…
Descriptors: Audiences, Adult Literacy, Case Studies, Student Motivation
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Shanahan, Timothy – Community Literacy Journal, 2008
This article explores similarities in literacy learning across various life-span stages and considers what actions must be taken to improve literacy attainment and achievement, whether the delivery site is prekindergarten, elementary, secondary, adult, family, workplace, volunteer, or community literacy. The emphasis here is on what it takes to…
Descriptors: Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
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Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Foorman, Barbara – Community Literacy Journal, 2008
The purpose of this paper is to describe the efficacy of early literacy interventions and to discuss possible roles for volunteer tutors in helping prevent reading difficulties within the Response to Intervention process. First, we describe a landmark study that evaluated the impact of primary classroom instruction on reducing the proportion of…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Early Intervention, Reading Failure, At Risk Students
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Greenberg, Daphne – Community Literacy Journal, 2008
The field of adult literacy is complex. This complexity poses many challenges for literacy programs. This paper addresses the challenges of collaboration, diversity, attendance, assessment and professional development as they apply to adult literacy programs. Recommendations for increasing the success of literacy programs are provided.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Adult Literacy, Barriers, Cooperation
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