ERIC Number: ED406859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Bringing Our Stories Home. An English Language Literacy Project of the Intercultural Grandmothers Uniting.
MacLauchlan, Brenda, Ed.
The narrative records events leading to, during, and following an English language literacy event for older First Nations, Metis, and other Canadian older women, which took place in Saskatchewan in January 1996 under the supervision of Intergenerational Grandmothers Uniting, formally known as the Cross Cultural Intergenerational Pilot Project, an extension program of the University of Regina (Saskatchewan). The project emerged from a learning circle. The report describes the learning circles, the planning process (search for funding for a literacy education project, objectives, finding resource persons, inviting participants), the two gatherings, and lessons learned. The workshops held in the first gathering included one designed to help learners identify their needs, a tutor training workshop, a popular theater group, and a writer's workshop. The first gathering led to another focusing on storytelling and reading. Participants' stories are included in the report. The project is viewed as a powerful series of events bringing together older women to tell their stories, meeting English literacy needs in an appropriate and culturally sensitive way. Appended materials include a 14-item bibliography and materials related to both participant and tutor activities. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, English (Second Language), Extension Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Intergenerational Programs, Literacy Education, Metis (People), Older Adults, Outreach Programs, Personal Narratives, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Womens Education, Womens Studies
Seniors' Education Centre, University Extension, University of Regina, 106 Gallery Building, College Avenue and Cornwall Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2 ($20, plus $2 shipping and handling, plus 7% government sales tax).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regina Univ. (Saskatchewan). Univ. Extension. Seniors Education Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Canada