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ERIC Number: ED407677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-13
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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"Work To Be Done": Community Literacy as a New Model of Social Action for Literacy Educators.
Moneyhun, Clyde A.
The term "community literacy" is normally used to denote a wide variety of off-campus, non-university, and even non-school educational settings, from adult education to family literacy to after-school children's reading circles in places like community centers and public libraries. One college educator uses his connection to a university to try to serve the community literacy efforts in his area. Off campus, he has taught in local programs, researched community literacy, used his organizational skills and helped in procuring both public and private funding for literacy programs. In Ohio, as nationally, approximately half of all adults perform below average by some measures of literacy, and half of all single mothers drop out of high school--with 75% of those women living in poverty. Existing programs can be researched and contacts made via electronic mail on the world wide web. The call for a "new model for social action" refers to a very specific kind of social action by university faculty, well suited to contribute to community literacy because of their training and access to university resources. In a recent article, Ellen Cushman states that very real benefits are also received by those university faculty participants from that community. (Contains five references; a list of WWW sites is appended.) (CR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio