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Munoz, Linda – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
This chapter explores how Mexican immigrants in a small central Texas town understand their roles and/or responsibilities as citizens in a democratic society regardless of their immigration status in the country. The author interviewed two men and four women about what they thought it meant to be civically engaged, and what--if any--they thought…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Literacy Education, Mexican Americans, Immigration
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Larrotta, Clarena – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2009
Dialogue journals (DJ) are used in a variety of educational settings, and the literature on them is vast. Teachers who have implemented the DJ in their classes report that reading the learners' entries and responding to them is a pleasant activity. Through writing back and forth in the journal, they get to know the learners, and all participants…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, English (Second Language), Language Fluency, Emergent Literacy