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ERIC Number: ED461005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Can We Really Make a Difference?
Kallenbach, Silja, Ed.
Change Agent, n3 Sep 1996
This issue is intended as a collection of teaching and learning resources. It presents news, issues, information, ideas, activities, and discussion questions on social justice. Articles that focus on learning how to make a difference areas follows: "What Is Civic Participation Anyway?"; "The Hundredth Monkey: When You're Not Sure, Keep Washing Your Sweet Potatoes"; "Who Makes the Decisions that Affect You?"; and "What Is the Right Question Project? What Does It Do for People? How Does It Work?" These articles deal with making a difference in the local community: "Politicians 'Walk-a-Mile' in the Shoes of Welfare Recipients"; "Persistence Pays Off: Enrique Helps Draft a Law in California to Protect Low-Literacy Workers"; "Students Fight for Public Transportation; "Students Speak Out for Adult Education in Vermont"; "Community-Building in an English as a Second Language Classroom"; "Community Garden"; "What Support Do Students Need in Order to Make a Difference?"; "Taking Action against Violence"; and "Controlling Our Economic Destiny: An Update on the Mountain Women Soap Company." Articles on voting and advocacy are as follows: "Voter Power"; "The Long Struggle for Women to Get the Right to Vote"; "Voter Education in the Asian Community"; "Unveiling the Mysteries of Voting"; "What If Rosa Parks Shot the Bus Driver?"; "A Key to Combining Voter Education and Economics"; "An Adult Basic Education Class Moves into the Rhode Island State House"; "Quiz: How Does Your Political Knowledge Compare with that of Other Americans"; "Immigrant Students Advocate for Adult Education"; and "Education Gives Us Wings." The final series of articles deals with selected presidential election issues: "The Economy Is Doing Well, But What about the Average Worker?"; "New Bedford Students Question Decision-Makers About the Economy"; "Is Big Money Doing Away with Real Democracy?"; "Just How Much Does Foreign Aid Cost Us?"; "National Issues Forum: Seeing All Sides of the Issue of Crime"; "Myths and Facts about Gun Control and Crime"; "Students Speak Out on Crime"; "Immigrants under Attack: Is New Legislation Punishing Immigrants Unjustly?"; "The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship"; and "Myths and Facts about Immigration." (YLB)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: World Education, Inc., Boston, MA. New England Literacy Resource Center.